Assessment of the Spatial Variability in Leachate Migration from an Old Landfill Site

Peter Kjeldsen, Poul Løgstrup Bjerg, Pia Winther, Kirsten Rügge, Jørn K. Pedersen, Bent Henning Skov, Anja Foverskov, Thomas Højlund Christensen

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    Investigations of the pollution of groundwater from old landfills have in most cases focused on delineating the pollution plume and only in very few cases on the landfill as a source to groundwater pollution. Landfills often cover large areas. Spatial variations in leachate composition may have great impact on the location of the main pollution plume in the downstream aquifer. Grindsted landfill in Denmark was investigated by sampling leachate beneath the landfill and in groundwater at the borders of the landfill. A pronounced variability in leachate quality and leakage patterns from the landfill was observed. Also variations in local groundwater flow directions were found. These observations are very important for delineation of the groundwater pollution and for proper choice of remedial action activities, related both to the plume and to the landfill.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGroundwater Quality: Remediation and Protection (GQ'95) : Proceedings of an international conference held at Prague, Czech Republic, from 15 to 18 May 1995
    EditorsK. Kovar, J. Krásný
    Number of pages512
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherIAHS Press
    Publication date1995
    ISBN (Print)978-0947571290
    Publication statusPublished - 1995
    EventPrauge Conference - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 1 Jan 1995 → …


    ConferencePrauge Conference
    CountryCzech Republic
    Period01/01/1995 → …
    SeriesIAHS Series of Proceedings and Reports

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