Performance of Landfills of Hazardous Waste
This research is aimed to study the design and construction of hazardous waste landfills with respect to the long term performance. The main purpose of the design and construction of these facilities is to isolate such wastes from the biota in the form of tightly designed landfills. Hazardous wastes can be defined as the waste that causes substantial or potential threats to biotic receptors. These wastes have properties that make the waste to be considered as hazardous; ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity and toxicity. Chemical wastes and low level radioactive waste like Depleted Uranium (DU) are considered as hazardous waste and contained in the form of near-surface landfills.