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Photo showing here is the personnel from Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Regional Office No. I conducted the Geological Assessment of the Proposed Sanitary Landfill Site located at Barangay Lagui- Sail, City of Laoag, Province of Ilocos Norte. Photo showing here is the personnel from Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Regional Office No. I conducted the Geological Assessment of the Proposed Sanitary Landfill Site located at Barangay Lagui- Sail, City of Laoag, Province of Ilocos Norte.

In compliance to the main provisions of Republic Act No. 9003, otherwise known as Ecological Solid Wastes Management Act of 2000, the Local Government of Laoag, Province of Ilocos Norte through the Hon. Mayor Chevylle V. FariƱas, requested the Mines and Geosciences Bureau personnel to conduct the geological assessment on the proposed sanitary landfill located at the Barangay Lagui-Sail, City of Laoag, Province of Ilocos Norte.

The assessment was conducted on August 30 to September 1, 2016 by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 1 Contractual Geologist Ms. Mariel B. Tuonan, Assistant Geologist Mr. Elvin B. De Leon and Engr. Randie Ceasar A. Apilado, Engineer II together with Engr. Ruben J. Domingo, and the other assigned personnel from LGU of Laoag.

The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate the proposed sanitary landfill site and if it conforms to the different criteria and geo- parameters provided by DENR under RA 9003 and DAO 2001- 34. Also, recommend solutions/ mitigating measures regarding the problems and issues in solid waste management.

Photo shows the exposed layered of rocks that have been observed nearby the proposed landfill site and situated along the existing dumpsite. It is part of the Laoag formation which is characterized by a horizontal to gently dipping well bedded of weathered shale and interbedded thin layer of sandstone. Impervious soil (clay) is also observed on the top of this rock formation.

Photo shows the existing layer of clay in the proposed sanitary landfill site. It is characterized by a brown color to muddy coarse granular clay.

Photo shows a creek located at western part of a proposed sanitary landfill site and approximately not greater than 50 meters away. This creek is flowing in southeast direction and it is measured around 5m width and has a creek bank of about 1.5m height.

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