Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

Water quality monitoring at Cedar Hil.ls Regional Landfill, in King County, Washington has indicated that shallow ground water perched in lodgement till has been impacted by solid waste disposal. A leachate mound to 50 feet in thickness was identified in the refuse which overlies the low permeability till. The leachate head over the till is sufficient to cause downward flow of leachate through the till to shallow ground water, and may contribute to water quality impacts at the site. Lowering the leachate head, therefore, may reduce the potential for impacts on water quality. A study was conducted to obtain estimates of the hydraulic properties of solid waste and to determine if lowering the leachate head using horizontal drains and vertical extraction wells is feasible. This paper discusses the findings of the investigation.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Evaluation of Remedial In-waste Leachate Head Reduction

Water quality monitoring at Cedar Hil.ls Regional Landfill, in King County, Washington has indicated that shallow ground water perched in lodgement till has been impacted by solid waste disposal. A leachate mound to 50 feet in thickness was identified in the refuse which overlies the low permeability till. The leachate head over the till is sufficient to cause downward flow of leachate through the till to shallow ground water, and may contribute to water quality impacts at the site. Lowering the leachate head, therefore, may reduce the potential for impacts on water quality. A study was conducted to obtain estimates of the hydraulic properties of solid waste and to determine if lowering the leachate head using horizontal drains and vertical extraction wells is feasible. This paper discusses the findings of the investigation.