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Groundwater trigger levels, minimum reporting values and limits of detection

The Environment Agency's approach to landfill permits with conditions specifying groundwater trigger levels.

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Groundwater trigger levels, minimum reporting values and limits of detection

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The landfill directive requires that groundwater be monitored up and down gradient of the site and that limits are imposed in permits (trigger levels), to identify when a ‘significant environmental effect’ has occurred.

Published 26 June 2014