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.