Applicability of excavated rock material: A European technical review implying opportunities for future tunnelling projects

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Applicability of excavated rock material: A European technical review implying opportunities for future tunnelling projects. / Haas, Maximilian; Mongeard, Laetitia; Ulrici, Luisa; D'Aloia, Laetitia; Cherrey, Agnes; Galler, Robert; Benedikt, Michael.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 315, No. 15 September, 128049, 15.09.2021, p. 1-17.

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Haas, Maximilian ; Mongeard, Laetitia ; Ulrici, Luisa ; D'Aloia, Laetitia ; Cherrey, Agnes ; Galler, Robert ; Benedikt, Michael. / Applicability of excavated rock material: A European technical review implying opportunities for future tunnelling projects. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 2021 ; Vol. 315, No. 15 September. pp. 1-17.

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