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Our Methodology

Each site and waste storage facility has unique issues and problems. O’Kane Consultants works closely with clients and associates in developing the most cost effective solution to these issues and problems using fundamental and defensible science and technology.

Closure planning requires development of criteria that focuses on the areas of:

  • Physical stability;
  • Environmental protection (air quality; surface water quality; groundwater quality); and,
  • Aesthetics/land use.

In addition, there are physical, chemical, and biological processes that can potentially alter as-constructed performance and result in long-term performance. It is fundamental to the closure plan that these processes are addressed during the design and implementation phases.

Various physical, chemical, and biological processes that have potential to alter as-constructed performance of a reclaimed landscape.

Illustration by Derrill Shuttleworth.