Regulations on design and management of landfills

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Landfills nearby the city of Petaling-Malaysia

Landfills over the years have been associated with some significant problems, including groundwater contamination if they are not designed to prevent waste releases into groundwater or detect them when they occur. 

Specific prevention measures may include restrictions, operating and design criteria, and requirements for final cover and post closure care. Owners/ operators should comply with the requirements for proper management of landfills, covering a range of procedures including:

  • Receipt of regulated hazardous waste
  • Cover material
  • Vectors
  • Explosive gases
  • Air quality 
  • Access
  • Storm water run-on/run-off
  • Surface water protection
  • Liquids
  • Record keeping

 

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