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What is a Landfill?

So, you ask; “What is a Landfill?” Stay and read-on here and we will tell you! A landfill is an engineered pit, in which layers of solid waste are filled, compacted and covered for final disposal. According to UNEP (2002), a basic landfill is a pit with a protected bottom (to prevent contamination of groundwater) […]

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Why Every Landfill Liner Leaks But Not All Leakage Matters

Landfill liner leaks are endemic. A small amount escapes from composite landfill lining systems which include both 1 metre thick a clay layer, and a clay liner loses water/ leachate according to its permeability and the head of pressure of leachate over it. That is despite applying stringent design and operational requirements for landfills, landfills continue […]

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Landfill Environmental Problems – Emissions

MSW Landfills are very unpopular due to the many environmental problems which have been attributed to landfills. In Europe there is massive investment underway to substantially reduce reliance on landfills. In many areas worldwide landfill space is running out, due to public hostility arising from public perception of landfills and environmental problems, and a crisis […]

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