Title

Groundwater Contamination at Landfill Site

Document Type

Contribution to Books

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Publication Title

Handbook of Environment and Waste Management: Volume 2: Land and Groundwater Pollution Control

Abstract

© 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.

Comments

the Inland Northwest Research Alliance (INRA) of the U.S. Department

DOI

10.1142/9789814449175_0013

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