Containment of Solid Wastes in some Large Scandinavian Cities

Kien Du-Thinh

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    Abstract

    Two kinds of containment of solid wastes - one in the vicinity of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, another on the outskirts of Gothenburg, the second largest city of sweden - are reviewed in this article. They represent two different approaches to waste management. Special attention is given to the geological-geotechnical characteristics of the subsoil of the waste sites which determine to a large extent the risks of infiltration and transport of leachates. The role of the barrier, its design and construction or the consequences arising from the lack of abarrier are dealt with herein. The monitoring program and the technique to control leachates are also presented. Finally a lesson is drawn from these case histories.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development
    Publication date1998
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development - Boston, MA, United States
    Duration: 9 Aug 199813 Aug 1998
    Conference number: 4

    Conference

    Conference4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development
    Number4
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston, MA
    Period09/08/199813/08/1998

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    Du-Thinh, K. (1998). Containment of Solid Wastes in some Large Scandinavian Cities. In Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development