GEOELECTRICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF COVERED LANDFILL SITES: A PROCESS-ORIENTED MODEL AND INVESTIGATIVE APPROACH

  • Maxwell Meju
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 71)

Abstract

Landfill sites commonly use the space available in disused quarries or special purpose-built structures but not all past landfill operations were adequately controlled or documented such that the site boundaries, and the type and volume of fill are unknown in some old covered landfill sites. Even in controlled sites, the final form and depth extent of the landfill may not conform to those indicated in the original plan submitted to the regulatory authorities during the application for a site license. Thus, a significant amount of work is required in order to accurately define the relevant parameters of a covered landfill site. Our hydrogeophysical interest in landfill sites lies in assessing the pollution threat they pose since they may contain hazardous substances.

Keywords

Clay Permeability Methane Migration Siliceous 

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