Advances In Geosynthetic Solutions For Sustainable Landfill Design: Geosynthetics Really Do Last!
Even though geosynthetics are now a well-established discipline within geotechnical engineering, ingenuity continues to play a significant role in projects involving their use. This is because it’s possible...

Railroad Tunnel Clearance Improvement and Linear Replacement: What Happens with Unexpected Ground Conditions during Tunnel Construction?
To increase the capacity and efficiency of transporting waste by rail to an existing landfill, Enviro Solutions Inc., the landfill owner, and CSX Transportation (CSXT), the rail line owner, sought the...

Design Considerations for Expansion of an Existing Landfill Over Extremely Compressible Soils

Mapping Aquifer Zones Based on Microbial Ecology and Geochemistry in a Landfill Leachate Plume with a Self Organizing Map
We implemented a self-organizing map to delineate aqueous geochemistry and microbial ecology in landfill leachate. In subsurface ecosystems microorganisms mitigate a myriad of chemical...

Examining the Alternatives
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...

Under Cover
In capping a 190-acre hazardous landfill in metropolitan Los Angeles, engineers saved time and money by relying on a construction method seldom used in the environmental sector: design/build....

Consolidated Effort
Engineers remedied a landfill polluted with polychlorinated biphenyls by removing the most contaminated detritus and consolidating the rest under a multilayered, impermeable cap....

Finding a Better Cover
An ongoing field test at Sandia National Laboratories, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, compares a basic soil and a compacted clay landfill cover currently prescribed by Environmental Protection...

Contributions to Geotechnical Engineering from Geoenvironmental Practice

Solid Ground
The densely populated island nation of Singapore has no choice but to be creative in devising strategies for disposing of solid waste. With its tiny land mass and the fact that its single...

Monitoring the Fresh Kills Landfill (Available in the Geoenvironmental Special Section only)
A unique system has been developed to assess the stability of the Fresh Kills Landfill, in New York City, using more than 260 geotechnical instruments and automatic processes. The system...

Putting Down Roots
Phyto-covers are environmentally friendly and cost-efficient landfill barriers. Compared to traditional clay or geofabric caps, phyto-covers require less maintenance and are more friendly...

The Cover Trials
Soil erosion-control covers have been used over closed landfills for years as a means of limiting soil loss and contaminant runoff. Since 1994, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Overview of ASCE Technical Guidance Document: Management of Leachate from Sanitary Landfills

In Situ Performances Assessment of Different Final Cover Systems of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill (France)

Contaminant Transport through a Coal Washery Discard Reactive Well

Analysis of Impacts to Groundwater and the Vadose Zone at an Arid-Region Landfill in San Bernardino County, California

Application of Linear Programming Techniques to Optimize Groundwater Withdrawals for a Pump and Treat System at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
The U.S. Army disposed chemical agents, laboratory materials, and unexploded ordnance at the O-Field landfill from before World War II until at least the 1950s. Soil, ground water, surface...

Theoretical and Empirical Implications of Increasing Block Rates
(No paper) The U.S. Army disposed chemical agents, laboratory materials, and unexploded ordnance at the O-Field landfill from before World War II until at least the 1950s. Soil, ground...

Stretching a Landfill
Landfill expansions can pose engineering challenges, and the Tullytown, Pa., landfill gives an example of a horizontal expansion that added 121 acres of future disposal space. The side-by-side...

 

 

 

 

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