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Development of criteria for acceptance of monolithic waste at landfills

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A Nordic study has been carried out to develop a methodology for the setting of criteria for acceptance of monolithic waste at landfills in accordance with the requirements in the Council Decision 2003/33/EC, to recommend appropriate methods to test monolithic waste and to propose associated criteria/limit values for acceptance of monolithic waste at landfills. This report contains the main conclusions of the study. The study was financed by the Working Group for products and waste (The PA-group) under the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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Monolithic landfills in practice

A survey has shown that no monolithic landfills currently are in use or planned in Iceland. In Denmark, Kommunekemi A/S annually landfills approximately 300 tonnes of monolithic waste in the form of used batteries (127 tonnes) that are mixed with cement (173 tonnes) and placed in 200 kg steel drums in a landfill with artificial top and bottom liners to prevent contact with water. A few tonnes per year of Be- and Hgcontaining waste are landfilled in a similar manner (Kjærgaard, 2004). Norway may have two landfills for monolithic sites (one for stabilised hazardous waste at Langøya and one for industrial waste from the titanium industry). Finland has one actual landfill for monolithic waste (cement- stabilised contaminated soil) and several storage fields for the same type of material (Appendix 3).

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