Modeling in Support of Sanitary Landfill Permitting
Groundwater flow and solute transport modeling studies were completed in support of the hydrogeologic analyses required by the Vermont Department of Conservation for the Randolph, Vermont municipal landfill.
A three-dimensional groundwater flow model was constructed and calibrated with hydrogeologic data collected for the study. The solute transport analyses involved simulation of a series of hypothetical scenarios in which the landfill liner was assumed to leak.
The transport analyses were then used to predict the possible effect of the landfill on nearby ground and surface-water quality.