Nearly a decade ago, the Geosynthetic Institute published results of its first survey on Regulatory Status of Post-Closure Care of MSW Landfills in the United States. That publication was GSI White Paper #17. Thirty-states responded to the first survey.
In the years since, GSI members and affiliated stakeholders in geosynthetics and waste management have requested a new survey be issued, including with some updates to the type of post-closure information collected. GSI has responded, and the result is GSI White Paper #42 (PDF).
This time around, 39 states responded.
POST-CLOSURE CARE SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS
In the White Paper’s comments section, authors Dr. Robert Koerner and Jamie Koerner lay out one of the unique challenges of post-closure care programs. They write:
Since the inception of the U.S....