ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS FOR HAZARDOUS-WASTE LANDFILLS

Key activities associated with the conduction of an appropriate environmental impact study for a new hazardous waste landfill are summarized in this paper. The paper describes a methodological framework, and addresses 10 suggested activities: aggregation of information on proposed landfill; determination of institutional requirements; indentification of potential environmental impacts; description of affected environment; prediction of impacts; interpretation of predictions; identification and evaluation of mitigation measures; analyses of trade-offs and selection; preparation of environmental assessment report; and environmental monitoring. The technological focus of the methodology is on quantifying, if possible, or at least quantitatively describing, the anticipated impacts on air quality, surface- and ground-water quality, noise, biological habitats, etc. Mitigation of undesirable impacts should also be addressed for each alternative site, design, and operational pattern, and particularly for the proposed action.

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  • Accession Number: 00610741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM