Two kinds of containment of solid wastes - one in the vicinity of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, another on the outskirts of Gothenburg, the second largest city of sweden - are reviewed in this article. They represent two different approaches to waste management. Special attention is given to the geological-geotechnical characteristics of the subsoil of the waste sites which determine to a large extent the risks of infiltration and transport of leachates. The role of the barrier, its design and construction or the consequences arising from the lack of abarrier are dealt with herein. The monitoring program and the technique to control leachates are also presented. Finally a lesson is drawn from these case histories.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Event||4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development - Boston, MA, United States|
Duration: 9 Aug 1998 → 13 Aug 1998
Conference number: 4
|Conference||4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development|
|Period||09/08/1998 → 13/08/1998|