Guide for Industrial Waste ManagementChapter 11: Performing Closure and Post-Closure Care (PDF) (40 pp, 4.1MB, About PDF)
This chapter explains how closure and post-closure care is an integral part of a unit's overall design and operation. It describes various closure options and demonstrates how facilities can provide long-term environmental protection by reducing or eliminating potential threats and mitigating the need for future corrective action at the site. Furthermore, this chapter describes why adequate funding should be set aside to cover the planned costs of closure and post-closure care.
This chapter helps to answer the following questions:
- How do I develop a closure plan?
- What factors should I consider when choosing a closure method?
- What are the components of a final cover?
- What costs are associated with post-closure care?
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