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Environmental impact of municipal solid waste landfills in semi-arid climates - case study: Jordan

Aljaradin, Mohammad LU and Persson, Kenneth M LU (2012) In The Open Waste Management Journal 5(1). p.28-39
Abstract
Landfilling is the most commonly used method for solid waste disposal in Jordan. It is an important source of pollution, which can be displayed through analysis of data for climatic conditions, hydrology and geology of the country. The migration of gas and leachate from the landfill body into the surrounding environment present a serious environmental concern, which include groundwater pollution, air pollution with impact on climate through methane emission and potential health hazards. This paper presents an overview of these environmental concerns from landfilling practices and their adverse environmental effects. In the paper, a number of remedial measures needed to minimize these environmental and socio-economic effects are suggested,... (More)
Landfilling is the most commonly used method for solid waste disposal in Jordan. It is an important source of pollution, which can be displayed through analysis of data for climatic conditions, hydrology and geology of the country. The migration of gas and leachate from the landfill body into the surrounding environment present a serious environmental concern, which include groundwater pollution, air pollution with impact on climate through methane emission and potential health hazards. This paper presents an overview of these environmental concerns from landfilling practices and their adverse environmental effects. In the paper, a number of remedial measures needed to minimize these environmental and socio-economic effects are suggested, with in total eight long term and eight short term measures for improving of the solid waste management system of Jordan. (Less)
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Gas and leachate generation, climate change, environmental impacts, remedial measures.
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The Open Waste Management Journal
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28 - 39
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1876-4002
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10.2174/1876400201205010028
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  abstract     = {Landfilling is the most commonly used method for solid waste disposal in Jordan. It is an important source of pollution, which can be displayed through analysis of data for climatic conditions, hydrology and geology of the country. The migration of gas and leachate from the landfill body into the surrounding environment present a serious environmental concern, which include groundwater pollution, air pollution with impact on climate through methane emission and potential health hazards. This paper presents an overview of these environmental concerns from landfilling practices and their adverse environmental effects. In the paper, a number of remedial measures needed to minimize these environmental and socio-economic effects are suggested, with in total eight long term and eight short term measures for improving of the solid waste management system of Jordan.},
  author       = {Aljaradin, Mohammad and Persson, Kenneth M},
  issn         = {1876-4002},
  keyword      = {Gas and leachate generation,climate change,environmental impacts,remedial measures.},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {28--39},
  series       = {The Open Waste Management Journal},
  title        = {Environmental impact of municipal solid waste landfills in semi-arid climates - case study: Jordan},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1876400201205010028},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2012},
}