Some geotechnical aspects of long-term effectiveness of man-made environmental protection measures
R.W. Sarsby

Changing rainfall patterns detrimentally affect geotechnical systems, which are intimately linked to the quality of the environment. This paper outlines concerns for the future stability of landfills, tailings and tips, particularly those systems which were not subjected to rigorous analysis and design. Outline geotechnical analysis is presented to show that even systems which were originally designed to comply with the then-current standards may not function properly in the future, as a result of changes to groundwater regimes.

Key words: ground stability, groundwater conditions, man-made slopes, tips and dumps, waste deposits

Land Contamination & Reclamation, 16 (2), 97-111

DOI 10.2462/09670513.840

© 2008 EPP Publications Ltd

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