WIT Press


Preliminary Risk Assessment Of Old Landfills In Italy

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR030201

Volume

7

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

1,691.85 kb

Author(s)

R. Cossu, A. Pivato & R. Raga

Abstract

In the frarncwork of the EU-life Projcct "Evaluation and first assessment of old deposits", financed by the Europcan Union, the IMAGE Department of the University of Padova carried out a survey for thc evaluation of the current situation or old landfills in Southcrn Europe Countries and in particular in Italy, and the application of a novel risk assessment model proposed by thc EVAPASSOLD partners, as a priority ranking system for remediation intcrvcntion. The most significant parameters for the characterization of old landfills wcre considered, such as: volume and height of landfills, years after landfill closurc, wastc characteristics, geological situation, prcscncc and characteristics of groundwatcr and the liquid-solid ratio (LIS), which indica~cs the amount of rainfall through the

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