The Process of Closing Down Rural Landfills Case Study: Neamț County

Present Environment and Sustainable Development, 5 (2) pp. 167- 174, ISSN 1843-5971

8 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2015

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Liviu Apostol

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Florin Mihai

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Landfilling is the main method for municipal waste disposal in Romania. Access to sanitation services are limited on rural territory and that leads to uncontrolled waste disposal with negative implications on the geosystem. Implementation of EU acquis on waste disposal from rural areas requires local authorities to close the landfills by July 16, 2009 . Following this deadline, municipalities are obliged to provide waste collection and transportation to the existing urban landfills. Under these conditions,this article is proposing a territorial review of closing and rehabilitation of rural landfills from Neamţ county. Also, this paper analyzed the existing environmental dysfunctions supported by field observations.

Keywords: rural landfill, EU acquis, territorial review, sanitation services, rehabilitation.

JEL Classification: 020, R58, R52, K32, L98, I31, H70

Suggested Citation

Apostol, Liviu and Mihai, Florin, The Process of Closing Down Rural Landfills Case Study: Neamț County (2011). Present Environment and Sustainable Development, 5 (2) pp. 167- 174, ISSN 1843-5971. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2549461

Liviu Apostol

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

Florin Mihai (Contact Author)

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University - Department of Geography ( email )

Iasi, Iasi
Romania

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