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Choosing a liner means considering more than just how well it will handle the initial installation.
Secondary containment is the process of planning for eventual leaks, spills, and other forms of exposure.
Covers are widely used in landfill designs in order to control the production of leachate.
Leachate may exit the landfill mound as a highly concentrated mix of chemicals, organic matter, and heavy metals, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Leachate ponds often look deceptively simple. If they’re designed to hold relatively diluted leachate, they may even appear like a natural pond with healthy vegetation around the edges.
A complete leachate collection system begins under the landfill and extends from under the cells of trash.
While this thick runoff liquid is similar to many other byproducts from commercial and industrial processes, it’s also unique in some ways.
Depending on its size, the site plan, and the amount of annual rainfall, a landfill can generate hundreds of thousands of gallons of leachate water per year.