Waste Disposal Facility Design and Construction
Waste disposal is a key environmental issue for modern society. Land based disposal options are
relatively popular at the present time because of the comparatively ease of access, better cost benefits and
manageable adverse effects to the environment. Common land based disposal options include sanitary
landfilling or engineered impoundment, composting and land farming.
Air pollutant release, soil and water contamination are major environmental concerns for land based
disposal methods, particularly when hazardous or toxic wastes are involved. The extent of air and soil
pollution is generally local to the disposal sites and therefore comparatively easy to control. However,
leachate generated from the wastes can migrate and impact surface waters and groundwater at a distance
from the site. It is essential that all land based waste disposal facilities are carefully located, planned,
designed, constructed, operated and managed to minimize the risk of damaging the environment.
Appropriate engineering steps in the development of any land based waste disposal facilities should
include waste characterization, operation feasibility study, site location impact and optimization
assessment, containment system design, management review, closure concept evaluation and monitoring
AN-GEO has the technical capability for the planning, location selection, testing and monitoring of new
and to be modified existing land based disposal sites. In addition, AN-GEO can provide site specific
design, construction and operation monitoring services as well.
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