Finnish guidance for the use of secondary products in earth and road construction

Ulla-Maija Mroueh, Esa Mäkelä, Margareta Wahlström, Markku Juvankoski, Markku Tammirinne, Päivi Heikkinen, Reijo Salminen

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In the project "Secondary products in earth construction - assessment of applicability" guidance was developed for the assessment of the environmental and technical applicability of secondary products for use in earth and road construction.The project was a part of the Finnish Environmental Geotechnology Programme.The preparation of the guidance was a collaboration involving several research institutes.The guidance presents the legislative requirements for the utilisation of secondary products in earthworks, recommendations for the investigation of environmental and technical applicability, recommendations for environmental and technical criteria of the utilisation in earthworks and recommendations for product quality control procedures.A tiered system is presented for the assessment of environmental compliance.The assessment levels are 1) Concentrations of harmful components, 2) Leaching of harmful components from unpaved and paved constructions, 3) Risk assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Practical Applications in Environmental Geotechnology
Subtitle of host publicationECOGEO 2000
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5702-6
ISBN (Print)951-38-5701-8
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Practical Applications in Environmental Geotechnology: ECOGEO 2000 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 4 Sep 20006 Sep 2000

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium


ConferenceInternational Conference on Practical Applications in Environmental Geotechnology
Abbreviated titleECOGEO 2000

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