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Main Title Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Effluent Guidelines for the Landfills Point Source Category. Volume 1.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Standards and Applied Science Div.
Publisher Jan 98
Year Published 1998
Stock Number PB98-154016
Additional Subjects Landfills ; Point sources ; Water pollution control ; Water quality standards ; Environmental impact assessments ; Chemical effluents ; Guidelines ; Earth fills ; Ground disposal ; Municipal wastes ; Solid waste disposal ; Environmental impacts ; Aquatic biology ; Public health ; Risk assessment ; Toxicity ; Water pollutants ; Discharge(Water) ; Pretreatment ; Statistical analysis ; POTW(Publicly Owned Treatment Works) ; BAT(Best Available Technology Achievable) ; PSES(Pretreatment Standards for Existing Sources)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-154016 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 126p
This environmental assessment quantifies the water-quality-related benefits associated with achievement of the proposed BAT (Best Available Technology) and PSES (Pregtreatment Standards for Existing Sources) controls for hazardous and nonhazardous landfills. Based on site-specific analyses of current conditions and changes in discharges associated with the proposal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated in-stream pollutant concentrations for 65 priority and nonconventional pollutants from direct and indirect discharges using stream dilution modeling. EPA assessed the potential impacts and benefits to aquatic life by comparing the modeled in-stream pollutant concentrations to published EPA aquatic life criteria guidance or to toxic effect levels. EPA projected potential adverse human health effects and benefits by: (1) comparing estimated in-stream concentrations to health-based water quality toxic effect levels or criteria; and (2) estimating the potential reduction of carcinogenic risk and noncarcinogenic hazard (systemic) from consuming contaminated fish or drinking water. Estimates of upper-bound individual cancer risks, population risks, and systemic hazards result from modeled in-stream pollutant concentrations and standard EPA assumptions. The assessment evaluates modeled pollutant concentrations in fish and drinking water to estimate cancer risk and systemic hazards among the general population, sport anglers and their families, and subsistence anglers and their families.