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Wilson, E.G., 1975. The influence of geology and hydrogeology on landfill disposal of solid waste, and its application in Canberra, ACT. Record  1975/099. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Capital Territory concerning the inquiry into long-term collection and disposal techniques for Canberra city waste. In Canberra, solid waste is disposed of in open dumps and sanitary landfill sites. A major environmental problem resulting from such practice is the pollution of groundwater by leachate, and the monitoring of groundwater pollution is an essential part of landfill management that must be continued long after a site is closed. The selection of landfill sites depends on the physical constraints of geology and hydrogeology, but planners do not always sufficiently consider the physical constraints in the selection of landfill sites. The success of a landfill site depends mainly on site selection,and must be supported by good site management techniques and groundwater-pollution monitoring procedures. In many communities, public authorities maintain good land-fill practice by setting high standards for landfill operators, and by controlling the site through regulations and the supervision of monitoring procedures.
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