Examining the Alternatives

by William H. Albright, Associate Research Hydrogeologist; Desert Research Institute of the University and Community College System of Nevada, Reno, NV,
Craig H. Benson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geological Engineering; University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI,
Glendon W. Gee, Laboratory Fellow; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA,
Tarek Abichou, Assistant Professor; Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida A&M University and Florida State University, FL,
Arthur C. Roesler, Geotechnical Engineer; Langan Engineering, Elmwood Park, NJ,
Steven A. Rock, Environmental Engineer; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, OH,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 5, Pg. 70-75

Document Type: Feature article


A study being conducted at the variety of locations around the country is investigating whether landfill covers made of fine soils and vegetation can be just as effective as traditional covers. The results thus far are mixed.

Subject Headings: Vegetation | Landfills

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