International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 11, November 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Leachate Characterization and Surface Groundwater Pollution at Municipal Solid Waste Landfill of Gohagoda, Sri Lanka
      Nirmala Dharmarathne, Jagath Gunatilake
Abstract: As a developing country, protecting groundwater resources is extremely essential in Sri Lanka. Landfills are one of the main sources of water pollution. The filling of the Gohagoda disposal yard, takes place at a distance about 50m from Gohagoda water intake plant. In addition, there is several boreholes located close proximity of the landfill, which used for drinking and domestic purposes. A study of composition of landfill leachate and groundwater pollution conducted at Gohagoda landfill site, which is located at north-west of Kandy city. The Leachate sampled at nine different locations of the landfill. Groundwater samples were collected using auguring at five locations.

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Nirmala Dharmarathne, Jagath Gunatilake (2018); Leachate Characterization and Surface Groundwater Pollution at Municipal Solid Waste Landfill of Gohagoda, Sri Lanka; Int J Sci Res Publ 3(11) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-1113.php?rp=P231923
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