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Oil Shale
ISSN 1736-7492 (Electronic)
ISSN 0208-189X (Print)
Impact Factor (2021): 1.442
PDF | doi: 10.3176/oil.2010.4.05

The paper deals with utilization of oil shale mining waste rock in Estonia. Crushed waste rock is utilized as an aggregate in civil engineering in frost-free environmental conditions and in road building in unbound mixtures where required resistance to fragmentation LA ≤ 35%. This study determines areas of utilization of waste rock and shows that waste rock aggregate produced using selective mining or selective crushing technology is usable in civil engineering in partially saturated conditions and in unbound mixtures where aggregates require resistance to fragmentation LA ≤ 30%. Waste rock is usable for backfilling the already mined areas.

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