Groundwater Contamination at Landfill Site
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Handbook of Environment and Waste Management: Volume 2: Land and Groundwater Pollution Control
© 2014 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Improper design of landfill sites may cause serious problems to groundwater. Leachate, a very concentrated pollutant generated from the decomposition of waste and by precipitation, may penetrate through the waste layers and go straight to the aquifer. This chapter discusses some background on groundwater resource, its properties, and monitoring at landfill sites. Pulau Burung landfill in Penang, Malaysia was taken as the case study site where boreholes and monitoring wells were sampled and the results discussed.
Aziz, Hamidi Abdul; Zahari, Mohd Shahrir Mohd; Bashir, Mohammed J.K.; and Hung, Yung Tse, "Groundwater Contamination at Landfill Site" (2013). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. 239.