Rethinking landfill development and operation in permafrost regions

Freezeback landfills, a special regulatory category in Alaska for landfills located on permafrost, are discussed. Since most lands in the Arctic are generally wet, poorly drained, and underlain by ice-saturated permafrost, aboveground landfills are preferred over other types. Design goals for an abo...

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Authors: William J. Rice, Gregory L. Magee
Conference Location: Anchorage, AK
Conference Dates: May 20-22, 2002
Proceedings Title: Cold Regions Engineering: Cold Regions Impacts on Transportation and Infrastructure (Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference)
Format: Conference Proceeding
Published: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2002
Online Access: View in Library Catalog