Changes in Ground-Water Regime under the Impact
of Underground Nuclear Explosions

E. M. Gorbunova and A. A. Spivak

Institute of Geosphere Dynamics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskii pr. 38-6, Moscow, 117334 Russia

Received October 1, 1996

Abstract—Hydrogeologic effects of an underground nuclear explosion are discussed in detail. Experiments
indicate considerable changes in ground-water dynamics in the explosion area. Natural hydrogeologic regime
restores itself in 3–6 months.