Does a modern landfill pollute groundwater?
NO! Why? – The landfill is like a bathtub, absolutely impermeable with controlled outflow. The outflowing leachate is collected in a sealed, impermeable basin and is then cleaned through a highly efficient cleaning technology called ‘reverse osmosis’. The cleaned water complies with German discharge regulations. Reverse Osmosis is the best available technology and state of the art.
The technological steps to seal a landfill completely
The technology nowadays used for constructing the sealing layers and installing the leachate drainage systems on the ground level of a landfill are tested and proved now for decades in many countries.