Groundwater quality at two landfill sites in Selangor, Malaysia

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Abstract

The groundwater quality in and around two landfills sites in the state of Selangor, Malaysia is studied to evaluate levels of contamination around an unengineered and an engineered sites. The two landfill sites are Ampar Tenang and Bukit Tagar, respectively. Data are obtained through site sampling from available boreholes. In addition results from publised data and reports of previous works are used for analysis. The data indicated serious groundwater contamination at and around unengineered landfill sites. These include quality of groundwater, leachate and surface water in which many parameters were above the regulatory limit. Whereas, at the engineered site, contamination was generally below the standards. The findings serve to warn waste management industry stakeholders in Malaysia that for sustainability, unengineered landfills must be closed and cleaned up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Issue number57
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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Keywords

  • Groundwater quality
  • Landfill
  • Leachate
  • Selangor

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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