A large quantity of refuse fill, including layers of earth cover, was transported in 1971 from a "town dump" to a new location, where it was placed and compacted in layers. Measurements were made of the volume decrease of the material. During the placing in the new location, nine settlement platforms were installed at various elevations and settlement readings taken frequently during the ensuing five years. These readings indicate that "primary" settlement was extremely rapid and "secondary" settlement has proceeded continuously, at rates that are comparable to those for peats. Samples of the material, when separated in the laboratory into their constituent parts, indicate that the fill was approximately 48% refuse material and 52% earth cover material, by volume.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 632-644

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  • Accession Number: 00168440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM