WIT Press


Significance Of Baseline Study In Landfill Risk Assessment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK000091

Volume

45

Pages

11

Published

2000

Size

1,378 kb

Author(s)

T.E. Butt & K.K.O. Oduyemi

Abstract

Environmental awareness and concerns of the public over potential environmental threats posed by anthropogenic activities have grown rapidly worldwide in the last decade. Risk Assessment and Risk Management are very vital to the effective management of the environment against hazards arising from inevitable anthropogenic activities, thereby resulting in a cost-effective compromise between financial and environmental costs and ensuring that the philosophy of 'sustainable development' is adhered to. In parallel with the above, environmental legislation is becoming more and more strict as well as global, and a realisation of the significance and effectiveness of risk assessment in environmental management has kick-started the imposition of risk assessment as a legal requirement. In our liter

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