Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

Various elements related to extensive geotechnical and seismic site characterization, design, and construction for the closure of four hazardous waste landfills and their interstitial areas at a major federal Superfund site are discussed. A major challenge was the geotechnical characterization of bulk and containerized hazardous waste for the purpose of stability analyses. Design constraints included a highly seismic environment and a large design precipitation event. Design was completed in two separate phases, such that the closure design of three of the landfills was performed during and after the construction of the first. This allowed for lessons learned from the construction phase of the first landfill closure to be incorporated into the design of the final three.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-13-2004

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2004 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Site Characterization, Design, and Construction for Closure of Four Hazardous Waste Landfills at a Superfund Site

New York, New York

Various elements related to extensive geotechnical and seismic site characterization, design, and construction for the closure of four hazardous waste landfills and their interstitial areas at a major federal Superfund site are discussed. A major challenge was the geotechnical characterization of bulk and containerized hazardous waste for the purpose of stability analyses. Design constraints included a highly seismic environment and a large design precipitation event. Design was completed in two separate phases, such that the closure design of three of the landfills was performed during and after the construction of the first. This allowed for lessons learned from the construction phase of the first landfill closure to be incorporated into the design of the final three.