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Improved definition of leachate source term from landfills phase 1: review of data from European landfills

This report includes the most comprehensive published data set on leachate quality from landfill sites.

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Improved definition of leachate source term from landfills. Phase 1: review of data from European landfills

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The focus of the project was the collection of actual leachate data, where available from full-scale landfill sites. The report therefore does not address leachate quality from residues of innovative pretreatment technologies (e.g. pyrolysis, gasification, anaerobic digestion) as field-scale landfills that have accepted a significant proportion of such wastes could not be identified.

Published 1 September 2004