The current state of municipal solid waste landfills in Suceava county and their impact on water and soil

Dumitru MIHĂILĂ, Valeria DIȚOIU, Petruț-Ionel BISTRICEAN

Abstract


 

 

The location of municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills in inappropriate places is a serious risk to the quality of all environmental factors. These waste disposal sites can become major sources of chemical pollution and biological contamination of soil, groundwater and surface waters due to the high content of heavy metals and organic substances with low biodegradation rate.

The paper discusses in detail the issues of the landfill sites territorial distribution in Suceava County (the Mirăuţi landfill, located in the adjacent area of Suceava city and the Gura Humorului, Radauti, Siret, Campulung Moldovenesc, Fălticeni and Vatra Dornei urban landfills), together with a review of the technical data of the landfills, as well as an evaluation of the qualitative and quantitative effects they produce on the landscape, soil and groundwater quality.


Keywords


chemical pollution, biological contamination, groundwater pollution, alert and intervention thresholds

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4316/GEOREVIEW.2013.22.1.113