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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 2)
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Community Perception of Odor Pollution from the Landfill

Z. Sakawi, Sharifah, S.A. Mastura, O. Jaafar and M. Mahmud
Corresponding Author:  Zaini Sakawi 

Key words:  Community perception, landfill, odor intensity, odor pollution, , ,
Vol. 3 , (2): 143-146
Submitted Accepted Published
2010 November, 11 2010 December, 25 2011 March, 05

Odor pollution from the landfill is one component of pollutants that affect the human environment. Issues and odor complaints from the landfill had been made through the media, official complaints and protests of the people living near the landfills. This study attempts to get the feedback from the people living near the landfill. It was conducted within 2 km radius of the landfill. Part of the study involves a perception survey to determine the influence of odors on the social, health, welfare and discomfort level. The study also determined the levels, duration and intensities of the unpleasant odors. The results showed that the strong smell is normally experienced following rainfall events. Meteorological factors such as wind speed and w ind direction were also considered to assess the acceptance of the local community towards the smell nuisance. The findings also showed that the smell from the landfill has caused daily discomfort as result of intermittent or continuous malodorous from the community feedback.
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Z. Sakawi, Sharifah, S.A. Mastura, O. Jaafar and M. Mahmud, 2011. Community Perception of Odor Pollution from the Landfill.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 3(2): 143-146.
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