ABSTRACT One of the environmental liabilities left by abandoned urban waste disposal sites, closed without the correct procedures, is the risk of exposure to their effluents, whose emissions may occur for many years. The purpose of the proposed methodology, referred to as SISTAVAFE, an assessment system of a closed landfill, is to contribute in the risk assess- ment of exposure to leachate as well as to suggest procedures for site monitoring, according to different levels of care and urgency. The method is based on four matrices that help make an initial evaluation of the risk source, potential target and the surface and underground environmental paths. This paper only addresses the contamination caused by liquid effluents.
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