Research and analysis

Landfill fires: review and investigation of deep-seated fires within landfill sites

A study reviewing the occurrence of landfill fires in the UK and the practical solutions that have been employed to deal with them.

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Review and Investigation of Deep-Seated Fires within Landfill Sites: report

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Review and Investigation of Deep-Seated Fires within Landfill Sites: summary

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Review and Investigation of Deep-Seated Fires within Landfill Sites: Welsh summary

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Taking steps to prevent a landfill fire from occurring is much less expensive and environmentally damaging than trying to extinguish a fire after it has become established. This is one of the main conclusions of a study reviewing the occurrence of landfill fires in the UK and the practical solutions that have been employed to deal with them.

Published 1 March 2007
Last updated 20 October 2014 + show all updates
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