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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Geotechnics of Waste Fills—Theory and Practice
By
A Landva
A Landva
1Department of Civil Engineering
University of New Brunswick Fredericton
,
New Brunswick
Canada
E3B 5A3
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GD Knowles
GD Knowles
2
Malcolm Pirnie Inc
?
4 Corporate Plaza Washington Avenue Extension Albany, NY
USA
12203
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-1285-8
ISBN:
978-0-8031-1285-8
No. of Pages:
381
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1990

An abandoned 38 acre sanitary landfill approximately 100 feet (31 m) deep was closed, covered, sealed, and converted to a marine container storage and repair facility. An impermeable cover material was developed using crushed miscellaneous base, silt and asphalt emulsion. A large number of field and laboratory permeability tests were performed to verify the material properties. The landfill surface is used to support heavy container movers and two permanent structures. The project shows that landfill property can be reclaimed and put into profitable high demand use while meeting all environmental regulations.

1.
Woodward-Clyde Consultants
, “
Surcharge Test Program
, 24 Acre Site, ASCON Landfill, Wilmington, California,
05
1987
.
2.
Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts,
‘Private Files of Test Data
,
1982
.
3.
Bowles
,
J. E.
,
Engineering Properties of Soils and Their Measurement
,
McGraw Hill
,
New York
,
1978
.
4.
ASTM
,
1987 Annual Book of ASTM Standards
Volume
4
, Soil and Rock; Building Stones; Geotextiles.
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