Geosynthetics conquer the landfill law

Luther Derian, Kelly M. Gharios, Edward Kavazanjian, Michael S. Snow

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A geosynthetic liner system at a Los Angeles landfill sets a precedent for alternatives to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's Subtitle D regulations for liner systems. It is Los Angeles' last operating landfill which is undergoing a 4 Mm3 expansion using innovative materials in the liner system to overcome difficult site conditions. The article reviews the regulatory process that led to approval and the liner's design and construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalCivil Engineering
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Ceramics and Composites


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