UTILIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE IN HIGHWAY EMBANKMENT CONSTRUCTION
In an effort to demonstrate the practicality of utilizing exclusively classified mill tailings for highway enbankment construction, a proposal was made that called for constructing a graded and drained roadway, which included major separation structures at 3 locations and a section of Salt Lake County storm drain. Total waste accumulation from a mulling operation amounts to 700 million cubic yards of mill tailings which have been deposited in a spoils pond covering 5200 acres, 85 feet in height and which is rising at the rate of 3 to 4 feet per year. The mill run tailings were classified, dewatered and made available at the rate and quantity necessary to satisfy the needs of the project, and at a cost competitive with material from other available sources. Details are given of the classifying, and construction features are outlined. This project has demonstrated that the tailings are a quality embankment material, and that they can produced and delivered for use economically.
Western Association of State Highway & Transp OffAASHTO, 341 National Press Building
Washington, DC United States 20004
- Skewes, J B
- Publication Date: 1974-6-5
- Pagination: 3 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Costs; Dewatering; Embankments; Highways; Industrial wastes; Mills; Tailings
- Old TRIS Terms: Classifiers
- Subject Areas: Construction; Finance; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00261595
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM