Immission forecast for a landfill prototype and basics for the determination of emissions and immissions from landfills

Immission forecast for a landfill prototype and basics for the determination of emissions and immissions from landfills

Commissioned by the Bavarian Environment Agency (LfU – Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt) in Augsburg and flanked by their technical support a four-member expert team from Müller-BBM has prepared a template document for an immission forecast of an exemplary landfill site of landfill category I (LC I). In parallel, the report “Basics for the determination of emissions and immissions from landfills” was elaborated.

As far as the content is concerned, the focus of the project is the determination and the estimation of both emissions and immissions of fibres, in particularly those of asbestos. The project was funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection.

In practice, the report deals with the fictitious approval of a LC I landfill. In this scenario it is intended to store asbestos waste and lidding material made of LC I waste (soil excavation). In the framework of a planning approval notice according to § 35 (2) sentence 1 of the German Waste Management Act (KrWG) the operation of a landfill of LC I shall be requested. For this, forecasts have to be prepared for dust emissions and the pollution load as well as a prediction of the fibre emmissions and immissions resulting from the intended use of asbestos waste. The most unfavourable operating conditions are considered in this context – to boot, special attention is set on whether there are potential interferences with the proper operation with regard to fibre emissions and immissions.

In Bavaria, it will be Walter Grotz, who will introduce the template document for immission forecasts on the occasion of the LfU landfill seminar – News on legislation and executive – on 27 September 2017 in Augsburg. See here for further information.

Estimation of fibre emissions and immissions, in particular those of asbestos in the operation of a CL I landfill.

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