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Level of Pollution on Surrounding Environment from Landfill Aftercare

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College of Environmental Science & Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
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Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(6), 2007; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17062007
Received: 28 January 2020 / Revised: 16 March 2020 / Accepted: 17 March 2020 / Published: 18 March 2020
This work examines how the pollution from landfill aftercare effect the surrounding area and water basins. The subject of the study was a closed landfill where waste was disposed of without any accounting and operation of the landfill. During the study, soil, surface water, and sediment samples were taken over a two-year period. The data obtained compared with the maximum allowable concentrations established in the Northern part of Lithuania. The water sampling sites were selected taking into account the direction of the water flow, and the landfill was found to influence the water quality. Within 500 meters before the landfill, heavy metals and metalloid concentrations did not exceed the maximum allowable concentrations (Pb ≤ 20 µg/L; Ni ≤ 40 µg/L; Cr ≤ 100 µg/L; Cu ≤ 100 µg/L and As ≤ 20 µg/L). Soil and water sediment contamination factor and contamination level were determined for each metal and metalloid individually, which showed that as a single chemical element and its compounds none of them pose any danger to the environment. A different situation can be seen when calculating the total level of contamination, taking into account all pollutants classified as very hazardous, Zd > 10. The results showed that monitoring (of surface water, including soil) and investigations, helping to reduce negative environmental impact, should be continued in the closed landfill. View Full-Text
Keywords: landfill; soil pollution; surface water pollution; soil contamination factor; level of contamination landfill; soil pollution; surface water pollution; soil contamination factor; level of contamination
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Baziene, K.; Tetsman, I.; Albrektiene, R. Level of Pollution on Surrounding Environment from Landfill Aftercare. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2007. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17062007

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Baziene K, Tetsman I, Albrektiene R. Level of Pollution on Surrounding Environment from Landfill Aftercare. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(6):2007. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17062007

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Baziene, Kristina, Ina Tetsman, and Ramune Albrektiene. 2020. "Level of Pollution on Surrounding Environment from Landfill Aftercare" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 6: 2007. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17062007

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