LIMESTONE POND FINES CASE STUDY: SUBTITLE D LANDFILL SOIL INFILTRATION LAYER AND OTHER APPLICATIONS

Waste by-product fines continue to represent one of the most costly challenges to the aggregate producer. The problem is especially acute in metropolitan areas where a quarry can often become "landlocked." Valuable stone reserves can become inaccessible until such material is removed. Limestone pond fines have an intrinsic value to construction, environmental, and landfill applications. Eight uses of pond fines were identified in metropolitan Birmingham, Alabama. In six of these cases, limestone pond fines from the SRM Tarrant Quarry were used on a commercial basis. Within 1.5 years, approximately 250,000 tons of pond fines have been removed from the quarry and used primarily as special soil caps or infiltration layers at local landfills. Engineering properties of the limestone pond fines were found to be competitive with, and sometimes superior to, local soils used for general fill. Research indicates that limestone pond fines also show promise in acid mine drainage abatement and hydroseeding for erosion control purposes.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p

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  • Accession Number: 00983571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Draft
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 2004 12:00AM