Unconventional Uses of Geotechnical Tools for Impoundment Seepage Investigation.
Follin-SE; Chedsey-GL; Robertson-AMG
6th Symposium on Uranium Mill Tailings Management Fort collins Colorado 1984 Feb; :615-626
Proper design of dewatering or seepage control systems for existing waste impoundments requires reliable estimates of soil parameters, knowledge of pore pressure distribution, and good information about the layering present. As part of a program to improve the effectiveness of dewatering systems used in the mining industry, the Bureau of Mines sponsored field tests of two recently developed instruments, the piezocone penetrometer and the delft 66-mm continuous sampler. These tools, developed for other applications in which soft soils are encountered, were used to obtain soil and hydrologic information at an active uranium tailings impoundment. This paper describes the equipment, its operation, the fieldwork performed, and the results obtained.
6th Symposium on Uranium Mill Tailings Management, Fort Collins, Co, Feb. 1-3, 1984, Pp 615-626