The costly pollution legacy from "dilute and disperse" landfills

Few landfills designed on "dilute and disperse" principles and taking biodegradable or hazardous waste are now being licensed in the UK. But cleaning up the water pollution legacy left by many hundreds of old dilute and disperse sites is likely to be several times more expensive than the cost of dealing with landfill gas hazards, the annual waste management symposium at Harwell Laboratory on 20 May was told.

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