The most profound effect of an immersed tunnel on the environment concerns the element it is meant to bypass - water. The influence of the tunnel on the groundwater and the surface water in the area plays a predominant role in the tunnel design and the design of the construction methods. An aspect of more recent concern affecting construction is the possible presence of contaminated soils that must be removed for the tunnel trench. Ways of removing these soils and transporting them to depositories that are especially equipped to receive them are environmental problems requiring novel techniques and quality control procedures. The more traditional environmental aspects are those encountered on any construction job: noise, dirt, and traffic hindrance. This paper provides an overview of these aspects, and of the techniques and procedures currently applied to control them.(a)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • In't VELD, J K
    • Knook, TWT
    • WERNER, J
  • Publication Date: 1988


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00487415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM