Protection Of Groundwater When Siting Landfills

Summary: Criteria that should be considered when selecting sites for non-hazardous waste landfills.

Published: 2013

Pages: 4

Filesize: 586 KB

Format: pdf


Executive Summary

These groundwater protection responses are concerned with the site selection process for non-hazardous waste landfills and the associated design, operation and monitoring of landfill sites.  These responses outline the likely acceptability of landfills in each groundwater protection zone (as described in Groundwater Protection Schemes (DoEHLG/EPA/GSI 1999) and the recommended level of response/restriction, which depends on the groundwater vulnerability, the value of the groundwater and the contaminant loading.