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Dynamic Barrier Used To Solve A Large Construction Dewatering Problem

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030581

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

456.45 kb

Author(s)

C. E. Holley, J.E. Ross & B.M. Ghadiali

Abstract

Dynamic barrier used to solve a large construction dewatering problem C.E. ~olle$, J.E. ROSS', & B.M. ~ h a d i a l i ~ I Clayton Group Services, USA 2 Moffatt & Nichol Engineers, USA 3 ~ ~ ~ ~ - ~ ~ ~ ~ USA Abstract This paper outlines the description of a dynamic barrier installed between a railroad trench under construction and an existing toxic plume floating on the surface of ground water adjacent to an oil recycling facility. The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA), in April, 2002 completed construction of a 32km railroad transportation project which ranks as one of the largest freight transportation projects ever undertaken and one of national significance. The project includes 16km of surface tracks and a 16km belowsurface Trench section along Alameda Street. The Trench portion will carry two railroad tracks beneath existing streets. During Trench construction, significant quantities of toxic waste were encountered in soil and groundwater from adjacent facilities. This pa

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