A LEACHATE CONTROL PROGRAM FOR SACO, MAINE

A 2-phase control program is reported. The first phase was a hydrogeological investigation which attempted to identify subsurface soil conditions and ground-water levels and to install groundwater monitoring wells. The second phase identified and evaluated alternative corrective measures. The study found that the use of a locally available clay for the surface cover would offer the most cost-effective means of preventing percolation of surface runoff into the refuse. The use of the Imper-Wall techniques with a bentonitic barrier would offer the most cost-effective means of constructing a vertical barrier to restrict lateral groundwater movement and to encapsulate the buried refuse. A phased implementation of a leachate correction program was recommended. The first phase would include grading and covering the area in conjunction with improving surface drainage. The second phase of the implementation would include the placement of an underdrain system on the north side of the area to further lower groundwater levels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Boston Society of Civil Engineers

    230 Boyston Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02116
  • Authors:
    • Atwell, J S
    • Parker III, W H
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Accession Number: 00164395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM