What are the leachate from the waste? | Superinteressante


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This liquid is dark and strong odor is formed when the waste enters the control, mainly due to the action of bacteria. If the organic waste (e.g. food waste) or inorganic (e.g. plastic or glass). Also called leached, the goo can be created from the natural moisture of the waste to or resulting from its decay, fed by water from the rain.

Its composition vary according to the discarded material: usually contain nitrogen and carbon, but can also include copper, cobalt, cadmium, mercury and other heavy metals. So it is more damaging to the environment than sewage.

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If the leachate and round the dumpsters are handled properly, can reach the groundwater and pollute the whole cycle of water in the aquifer.

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