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ScienceAsia 39(2013): 392-409 |doi: 10.2306/scienceasia1513-1874.2013.39.392

Assessment of pollutants migration at Ampar Tenang landfill site, Selangor, Malaysia

Ismail Yusoffa, Yatimah Aliasb, Mohamad Yusofa, Muhammad Aqeel Ashrafa,b,*

ABSTRACT:     Landfill leachate constitutes a potential risk of severe environmental contamination due to release of a variety of pollutants leaking from the contention system. Hence a study of contaminants transport is of interest for their appropriate management. Field and laboratory studies were undertaken to determine the likely concentrations of potential contaminants from landfill leachate to the underlying groundwater, leachate, and surface water at Ampar Tenang landfill, Selangor, Malaysia. The results clearly indicate that materials are poorly contained and are entering the wider environment. Hence full characterization of the dump contents and the integrity of the site are warranted in order to evaluate the scope of the problem and to identify suitable remediation options.

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a Department of Geology, University of Malaya 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
b Department of Chemistry, University of Malaya 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

* Corresponding author, E-mail: chemaqeel@gmail.com

Received 27 Oct 2012, Accepted 22 Mar 2013