STP703: Selection of Oil Spill Landfill Disposal and Temporary Storage Sites Along the Beaufort Sea Coast

    Robson, W
    Coordinator of operations and protection, Fisheries and Environment Canada, Environmental Protection Service, Whitehorse, Yukon

    Blackall, PJ
    Process development engineer, Fisheries and Environment Canada, Environmental Protection Service, Edmonton, Alberta

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1980


    Abstract

    A study was performed to locate landfill disposal and temporary storage sites for oiled debris from sand and shingle beaches along the Beaufort Sea Coast from the Alaska-Yukon border to Cape Bathurst. Approximately 217 landfill disposal sites and 223 temporary storage sites have been located. These sites are shown on 1:150 000 scale strip maps and on 1:20 000 to 1:70 000 scale aerial photographs in the report.

    This study involved establishing guidelines for site selection, design, construction, and reclamation for landfill disposal sites, temporary storage sites, and access roads. Limitations on construction, utilization, and reclamation due to seasonal problems with terrain stability, logistics support, and cost effectiveness were considered. All of the sand and shingle beaches in the study area were identified using aerial photographs, and these beaches are shown on 1:150 000 scale strip maps. In addition, alternative or novel landfill disposal and temporary storage techniques are reviewed.

    Keywords:

    oil spills, arctic, shoreline, cleanup, disposal, oils, waste oils


    Paper ID: STP27157S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F20.14

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27157S


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