TITLE

Assessment of the Impact of the Landfill on Groundwater Quality: A Case Study of the Mediouna Site, Casablanca, Morocco

AUTHOR(S)
Smahi, Driss; El Hammoumi, Ouafa; Fekri, Ahmed
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Water Resource & Protection;Apr2013, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p440
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A local case study for the environmental impact of landfill leachate on groundwater quality along and across the Mediouna landfill is presented, based on physicochemical and statistical approaches. The landfill has been operational since 1986 and it receives municipal solid wastes produced by the city of Casablanca, whose the daily waste output exceeds 4000 t. This waste is stockpiled in old sandstone quarries; the site has never been sealed before its opening. The aim of this study is to update the knowledge about groundwater quality around the landfill, to determine the factors controlling the extent of groundwater contamination and compare the results with those of 1989 and 2001. To evaluate groundwater pollution due to this landfill, piezometric level and geochemical analyses have been carried out on 19 wells. The physicochemical data of groundwater down-gradient of the landfill site is showing a deterioration of its quality, to the point that the wells have become unusable. The statistical treatment of physicochemical data by principal components analysis allowed the mapping of three areas downstream of the landfill. The first is hardly polluted, the second is moderately polluted and the third is characterized by mineralization through their waters and the almost absence of organic matter. The extent of groundwater contamination from an area with a radius of 200 m in 1989, to an area with a radius of about 1 km in 2001 to more 2 km as of today. This extension is controlled by the structural factor of faults, by the lithology of aquiferous and the intensity of water pumping; the wells equipped with pumps exert pressure against the advanced front of the pollution.
ACCESSION #
89232145

 

Related Articles

  • Assessment of Groundwater Contamination near Unlined Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Site. Bhalla, Barjinder; Saini, M. S.; Jha, M. K. // International Journal of Chemical & Environmental Engineering;Oct2013, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p301 

    Landfills are considered one of the major threats to groundwater. The quality of the groundwater which is the major source of potable water is affected by the waste disposal sites. The disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW) into the landfills has been recognized as the major source of...

  • A study of Contaminate diffusion Through Layered Soil due to leachate migration From Landfill Site. AL-Daood, A. A. // Al-Rafadain Engineering Journal;2011, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p28 

    Contamination of soils and groundwater is considered as one of the major environmental problems. So, water and contaminate movement through soil especially in layered soil should be studied thoroughly. This research aims to study the contamination movement in a layered soil considering; water...

  • The potential impact of leachate-contaminated groundwater of an ex-landfill site at Taman Beringin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Atta, Mustapha; Yaacob, Wan; Jaafar, Othman // Environmental Earth Sciences;Apr2015, Vol. 73 Issue 7, p3913 

    Spreading of leachates to soil, surface and groundwater aquifers is a prevailing problem with unlined landfills, causing many problems with adverse impacts on the surrounding environment. The impact of leachate contamination on groundwater quality was investigated from unlined ex-landfill site...

  • THE EFFECT OF LANDFILLS ON CONTAMINATION OF GROUNDWATER RESOURCES. al-Itawi, Hossam Ibrahim // International Journal of Academic Research;Sep2010, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p173 

    The goal of this article is to study the effect of uncontrolled landfills on groundwater quality. For this purpose Mafraq landfill in Jordan was chosen. The characteristic of this landfill was analyzed. The present status of the landfill does not fulfill the required international conditions...

  • Report card. Peltier, Mike // Waste News;9/30/96, Vol. 2 Issue 20, p16 

    Reports that according to a report by auditors in Florida, despite the fact the Florida environmental officials are regulating landfills and monitoring ground-water contamination better, the danger of contamination is still significant. What must be done by the state; Statements made by...

  • Talking Trash: The Economic and Environmental Issues of Landfills. Taylor // Environmental Health Perspectives;Aug1999, Vol. 107 Issue 8, pA404 

    Focuses on the economic and environmental issues surrounding the use of landfills for solid municipal waste disposal. Health hazards posed by landfills; Groundwater contamination from older landfills; Economic benefits versus environmental trade-offs of hosting a landfill.

  • Isotopic and Hydrochemistry Fingerprinting of Leachate Migration in Shallow Groundwater at Controlled and Uncontrolled Landfill Sites. Syafalni, S.; Zawawi, Mohd Hafiz; Abustan, Ismail // World Applied Sciences Journal;2014, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p1198 

    Hydrochemical and stable isotopic monitoring were performed in two different landfill sites, which are Matang and Beriah landfills for identifying leachate migration into shallow groundwater. The data provides information and allows inferences to be made on chemical characteristics of the...

  • Electrical geophysical and hydrogeological investigations of groundwater aquifers in Ruseifa municipal landfill, Jordan. Al-Tarazi, E.; El-Naqa, A.; El-Waheidi, M.; Abu Rajab, J. // Environmental Geology;Sep2006, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p1095 

    The effect of the Ruseifa municipal landfill on the shallow groundwater aquifers in the area was investigated in two separate sites. The first one was not used since 1994, whereas the other is still being used for dumping. Fourteen electrical resistivity soundings were performed to detect the...

  • REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL RISK OF LANDFILLS: LEACHATE TREATMENT BY REVERSE OSMOSIS. Şchiopu, Ana-Maria; Piuleac, George Ciprian; Cojocaru, Corneliu; Apostol, Ion; Mămăligă, Ioan; Gavrilescu, Maria // Environmental Engineering & Management Journal (EEMJ);Dec2012, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p2319 

    Sanitary landfilling is nowadays the most common way to eliminate municipal solid wastes, although waste management hierarchy considers landfilling as a last option. The resultant leachate produced due to waste transformation and rainfall can be identified by specific characteristics and...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics