Locating Potential Landfill Sites Using Geographic Information Systems
A. K. Dikshit, T. Padmavathi, and R. K. Das
AbstractRegulations and public opposition can make siting municipal solid waste landfills difficult. The siting of a landfill not only requires diverse geological, geotechnical, and environmental considerations, but also must satisfy legal locational restrictions and other social and cultural factors. In this article a Geographic Information System-based method has been presented that identifies potential landfill areas for preliminary assessment. The regulatory restrictions, area attributes, and site assessment criteria provided by experts and/or users have been taken into account. The proposed method has been demonstrated by applying it to a landfill site selection study for the Nilgiri block of Balasore district of Orissa in India.
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