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Main Title Evaluating Asphalt Cap Effectiveness at Superfund Site.
Author Repa, E. W. ; Herrmann, J. G. ; Tokarski, E. F. ; Eades, R. T. ;
CORP Author JRB Associates, Inc., McLean, VA. ;National Solid Wastes Management Association, Washington, DC. ;Massachusetts Univ., Amherst.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-03-3113; EPA/600/J-87/103;
Stock Number PB88-139852
Additional Subjects Asphalt ; Effectiveness ; Reprints ; Solid waste disposal ; Superfund
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-139852 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
A two-phase interim remedial measure plan was developed for the Western Processing Co., Inc. Superfund site with the objective of reducing the quantity of precipitation contacting the site, becoming contaminated, and then running off or infiltrating through the surface. Phase I involved the implementation of a drainage control plan while Phase II, the subject of the paper, involved the installation of an asphalt cap on a portion of the site. Cores were taken from the cap and tested to determine their intrinsic permeability and percent air voids. Intrinsic permeabilities were used to calculate hydraulic conductivities for the cores. The results of the testing showed that the cap was constructed of a relatively permeable asphalt concrete which would not, based on the hydraulic conductivities calculated, result in an impermeable cap. Consequently, achieving the interim remedial measure plan objective had to be based solely on the success of the Phase I drainage control plan.