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    Default Filling sinkhole taking longer than expected, Mosaic says

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/environ...c-says/2327294


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    WTF? Grrrrrrrrr...

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    Pouring a metric $hit-ton of grout into the aquifer?? Come on.. really?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adler View Post
    Pouring a metric $hit-ton of grout into the aquifer?? Come on.. really?
    I'd be interested to hear ideas for an alternative.

    Jason Gulley

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason View Post
    I'd be interested to hear ideas for an alternative.


    It's not up to me to solve a problem that they created. But pouring the equivalent to concrete into the Aquifer should cost them dearly. You cannot un-do this damage.


    I know we have some geologist on this board. Perhaps they could chime in with an expert pov..


    Perhaps digging holes in this spot was a bad idea?


    Would it better to just leave the hole unplugged now that its there?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Adler View Post
    It's not up to me to solve a problem that they created. But pouring the equivalent to concrete into the Aquifer should cost them dearly. You cannot un-do this damage.


    I know we have some geologist on this board. Perhaps they could chime in with an expert pov..


    Perhaps digging holes in this spot was a bad idea?


    Would it better to just leave the hole unplugged now that its there?
    I'll be sure to ask an expert geologist next time I see one , but filling a hole of this size with grout isn't cheap and the hole needs to be grouted to stop the flow of additional contaminants into the aquifer (so leaving it open isn't really an option).

    Jason Gulley

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason View Post
    I'll be sure to ask an expert geologist next time I see one , but filling a hole of this size with grout isn't cheap and the hole needs to be grouted to stop the flow of additional contaminants into the aquifer (so leaving it open isn't really an option).
    I think that's the purview of a geotechnical engineer, or so I have been told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus View Post
    I think that's the purview of a geotechnical engineer, or so I have been told.

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    Touche.

    Jason Gulley

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    Seriously, though, its not a great situation, but I don't think there's a better option.

    Jason Gulley


 

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