STABILITY MONITORING SYSTEM FOR THE FRESH KILLS LANDFILL IN NEW YORK CITY

The Fresh Kills Landfill, in Staten Island, New York, serves as the repository of all municipal solid waste from the 5 boroughs of New York City. Due to the existence of compressible soils under most of the filling areas and the urban environment surrounding the landfill, considerable importance has been placed on the relationship between filling operations and landfill stability. As a result of this concern, and to address other requirements, a program of geotechnical site characterizations, stability analyses, and design and implementation of a geotechnical instrumentation program was undertaken. Geotechnical instruments have been installed within the refuse fill and foundation soils to monitor both the magnitude and rate of change of pore pressure, lateral and vertical movements, and temperature. This paper presents an overview of the subsurface conditions, the instrumentation plan for assessing landfill stability, a description of the various instruments, the performance of these instruments to date, an overview of collected measurements, and a description of how these measurements are used to monitor the stability.

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    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Thomann, T G
    • Khoury, M A
    • Rosenfarb, J L
    • Napolitano, R A
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  • Publication Date: 1999-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 206-220

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00794545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0803126042
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STP 1358
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2000 12:00AM