Title: Alternative Landfill Covers 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor US EPA 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://www.cluin.org/products/altcovers/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Passive and hydraulicContainment
 
Short description: ALC systems are increasingly considered for use at waste disposal sites when equivalent performance to conventional final cover systems can be demonstrated or where some moisture is required to sustain biological processes. They have been considered at sites such as municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, hazardous waste landfills, and radioactive waste sites. Unlike conventional covers that use materials with low hydraulic permeability, ACLs are designed to manage hydrological processes at an area, which include precipitation, soil water storage, surface runoff, evapotranspiration (ET), and infiltration to minimize percolation. 
Link to Organisation(s): EPA Environmental Protection Agency
 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 02/01/2007