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Guide for Industrial Waste Management

Chapter 7 - Section B: Designing and Installing Liners: Technical Considerations for Surface Impoundments, Landfills, and Waste Piles (PDF) (48 pp, 582K, About PDF)

This chapter explains how liner systems can be used to protect ground water from contamination. This chapter provides discussion on the various types of liners and pollution control systems, including clay liners, synthetic liners, composite liners, leachate collection systems, and leak detection systems, and how to determine the best configuration for a waste management unit. This chapter includes an examination of technical issues that should be considered to ensure that the liner will function as intended.

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