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Main Title Field assessment of site closure, Boone County, Kentucky.
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information [distributor],
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600-S2-83-058
OCLC Number 10378614
Subjects Sanitary landfills--Environmental aspects--Kentucky--Boone County.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-83-058 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/30/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-83-058 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2018
Collation 6 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. "Sept. 1983." "EPA/600-S2-83-058."
Contents Notes
Landfill performance was investigated before the closure of a 4-ha (10-acre) experimental landfill site located in Boone County, Kentucky. The site contained a field-scale landfill and four smaller test cells filled with compacted municipal solid waste. From 1970 to 1980, the landfill was operated by the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) to monitor gas and leachate production. The current project was undertaken before the scheduled site closure to obtain information useful to designers of future landfill facilities. Information was developed on cover soils, refuse, leachate collection systems, and lining materials from the test cells. To examine and recover cell components, exploratory excavations were made through the refuse and base liners. Each of the cell elements (cover, refuse, liners, etc.) was thoroughly documented, and samples underwent extensive testing. The project included the recovery and detailed inspection of the cover soils and of the clay and synthetic liners that had been exposed to leachate for approximately 9 years. Although the cover soils were constructed to maintain tight permeabilities, a vertical seepage plane did develop over the project life. Both field and laboratory testing showed little degradation of the liners and no leachate migration through these materials. The physical appearance of the refuse was similar in all excavated cells and showed little vertical difference. Decomposition was limited primarily to food wastes. Isolated incidences of gravel cementation were found in the upper leachate drain of one cell.