Author(s): M. Zamorano, E. Garrido, B. Moreno, A. Paolini & A. Ramos
In Europe, a Council Directive passed in 1999 provided for the regulation of
waste disposal in landfills.
This was a specific piece of legislation aimed at
environmental control of new and currently operational installations.
As a result
it has become necessary to adapt currently operational release points to make
them compatible with the new legislation.
This new situation has obliged the
different environmental organisations to carry out a stocktaking of release points
in order to draw up a Conditioning Plan or a Closing Plan in accordance with the
The present study describes a new methodology by which
environmental diagnosis of landfill sites may be carried out, involving the
formulation of environmental indexes which give information about the potential
environmental problems of currently operational landfills.
The indexes provide
information related to location, design and operation in order to help draw up
action plans for the conditioning or closure of the landfill site and to prioritize
the order of actions required.
municipal solid waste, landfill, environmental impact assessment,
landfill sealing, landfill design, landfill recovering.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SPD050531
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