The pre-design geotechnical investigation for closure of the Operating Industries, Inc. (OII) Superfund site landfill significantly advanced the state of the art for solid waste landfill engineering.
Contributions to solid waste landfill engineering from the OII pre-design geotechnical investigation include a solid waste classification system, a method for in situ measurement of waste unit weight, an enhanced understanding of the mechanical properties of solid waste, including unit weight, compressibility, shear strength, shear wave velocity, and equivalent linear shear modulus and equivalent viscous damping, and a methodology for seismic stability and deformation analysis of the waste mass. The procedures and waste property relationships developed for the OII pre-design geotechnical investigation remain the state of practice for solid waste landfill engineering.
- Geosyntec Authors: Neven Matasovic, Robert Bachus
- All Authors: Edward Kavazanjian, Jr. , Fellow, ASCE, Neven Matasovic , Fellow, ASCE, and Robert C. Bachus , Member, ASCE
- Title: The 11th Peck Lecture: Pre-Design Geotechnical Investigation for the OII Superfund Site Landfill
- Event or Publication: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Practice Areas: Waste Containment Facility Planning and Design, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Industrial/Hazardous Waste/Remediation Waste Landfills, Geohazard/Earthquake Characterization and Mitigation, Geohazard Response and Mitigation
- Date: 2013