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Normal operative conditions of a landfill do not cause great risk either to the workers of the landfill or to the surrounding environment. Dangerous situations can occur if there are failures due to accidental and unpredictable causes: in particular accidents, which involve the different systems of landfill (leachate, mass of waste, landfill gas collection system) can occur. In order to carry out a detailed analysis of possible accidents during the operation phase of the landfill, a preliminary risk analysis was made, following the methodology normally used for industrial plants. This approach allowed evaluating, through simulation models, consequences on population, ecosystems and goods near the landfill area in case of accidents.

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Authors: BERGONZONI M, AGAC Management of Energy and Environment Services, Reggio Emilia (IT);COLOMBO A G, JRC, Ispra (IT);MACCHI R, SYRECO, Gavirate (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: SARDINIA. Held in: Caliari (IT), 1-5 October 2001
Record Number: 200113933 / Last updated on: 2001-10-24
Original language: en
Available languages: en