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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Liquid from a landfill containing substances that were present in the waste, either as liquids or as solids, and were dissolved by the water passing through the waste (WHO 1999).Soluble material dissolved or washed out during leaching (Symons et al. 2000).  

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations


Symons, J. M., Bradley, L. C. Jr. and Cleveland, T. C.  2000.  The Drinking Water Dictionary. American Water Works Association.WHO (1999) Safe management of wastes from healthcare activities

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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