Research and analysis

Contaminant fluxes from hydraulic containment landfills

Peer-reviewed report and spreadsheet model for risk assessment of hydraulic containment landfills.

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Science Summary - Contaminant fluxes from hydraulic containment landfills

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This report has been written to contribute to the understanding of the significance of contaminant diffusion across landfill liners, particularly liners in sites operated using hydraulic containment. It is not a design manual for hydraulic containment landfills and does not advocate the construction of such sites. The report, and accompanying spreadsheet tool, may be used to aid decision-making for landfill risk assessments within the framework set out in the Environment Agency’s guidance on Hydrogeological Risk Assessments for Landfills.

Published 1 September 2004