This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Landfill site

Landfill site

E800/0403

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

ROBERT BROOK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROBERT BROOK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Landfill site in disused clay quarry. Landfill sites are used to dispose of about 90% of the world's domestic waste. The type of material dumped must be controlled to prevent chemical toxins leaching into local groundwater. Leaching may also be prevented by lining the site with synthetic materials (blue) or impermeable clay. In time, the dump may be covered with soil, landscaped and sold to developers. The gas flare (centre) burns off gases produced by decomposition, preventing hazardous build ups of pressure. Photographed in Aldridge, West Midlands, UK.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}