Quarry reclamation in the Lombardy Plain, Italy

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Authors:Cancelli, Andrea; Vincenzo, Francani
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Tech. Univ., Dep. Struct. Eng., Milan, Italy
Volume Title:International symposium on aggregates—Symposium international sur les granulats
Source:Bulletin of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Vol.29, p.237-240; International symposium on aggregates, Nice, France, May 21-23, 1984. Publisher: International Association of Engineering Geology, Krefeld, International. ISSN: 0074-1612
Publication Date:1984
Note:In English with French summary. 5 refs.; illus. incl. 1 table, geol. sketch map
Summary:The hydrogeological and geotechnical problems involved in the reclamation of quarries in the Lombardy Plain are presented. Subsoil lithology is essentially formed by alluvial, highly pervious, non-cohesive soils, the grain size generally decreasing from north to south; during the last decades, several large and deep excacations for exploitation of sandy and gravelly aggregates have been made, and the reclamation of quarry areas has now to be considered. From the hydrogeological point of view, quarries are differentiated depending on whether or not they reach groundwater level; moreover, instability problems due to quarry/river interactions are investigated. As alternatives to geomembranes, semi-permeable, compacted soil and soil/bentonite layers can often be used to achieve a satisfactory watertightness.—Modified journal abstract.
Subjects:Aggregate; Engineering geology; Environmental geology; Excavations; Exploitation; Ground water; Quarries; Reclamation; Slope stability; Surveys; Europe; Italy; Lombardy Italy; Southern Europe; Po River basin
Record ID:1985014477
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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