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Main Title Tar sands leachate study /
Author Grosse, Douglas W. ; Grosse, D. W. ; McGowan, L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
McGowan, Linda.
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Enviornmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600-S2-84-113; EPA-600/2-84-113
Stock Number PB84-209659
OCLC Number 593371070
Subjects Oil sands--Environmental aspects--Ohio. ; Leachate.
Additional Subjects Bituminous sands ; Leaching ; Industrial wastes ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; In situ combustion ; Sampling ; Graphs(Charts) ;
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-84-113 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/10/2020
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-84-113 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/28/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-84-113 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/13/2018
NTIS  PB84-209659 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 2 pages ; 28 cm
An inhouse research project was conducted by the EPA's Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (IERL) at the T&E Facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, to provide information concerning the potential for release of contaminants to groundwater from in-situ and above-ground processed tar sands. This study examined the composition of the leachate that may be generated from raw tar sand cores and spent tar sand waste. In all, twelve different water quality tests plus trace metal analyses were conducted on the leachate samples generated from the shake and extraction procedures.
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. "July 1984." "EPA/600-S2-84-113."
Contents Notes
"The research described in the full report was initiated at the USEPA's Test and Evaluation (T & E) Facility to assess the potential for release of contaminants to ground and surface waters from in-situ and above-ground processing of western tar sands. Initial laboratory tests indicate that leachates from spent tar sands may not contain significant amounts of toxic pollutants but may contain substantial amounts of sulfate and total organic carbon (TOC). Of the five priority pollutants tested (cyanide, mercury, nickel, arsenic and zinc), all exhibited low concentrations. However, concentrations of sulfate and TOC were sufficiently high to impact surface and groundwater quality."