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Main Title Hydrologic Relationship of Jefferson County Landfill Leachate and Meramec Heights Area Springs, Jefferson County, Missouri.
Author Rous, Jim V. ;
CORP Author National Field Investigations Center-Denver, Colo.
Year Published 1973
Stock Number PB-227 040
Additional Subjects Soil waste disposal ; Earth fills ; Water pollution ; Springs(Water) ; Bacteria ; Geology ; Missouri ; Sanitary landfills ; Meramac River ; Jefferson County(Missouri)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-227 040 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 25p
During late 1967 or early 1968, a small, 'head of hollow' landfill operation was initiated on the northwest side of Teligman Creek, an intermittent stream in the Meramec Heights area of Jefferson County, Missouri. In this operation, solid waste of domestic and possible industrial origin was placed in tributary 'hollows' of Teligman Creek, compacted, and covered with soil. Because of the great volume of solid waste generated by our society, the operation grew rapidly with increasing amounts of solid waste placed in the site. During the latter part of 1968, reports were received that a spring, known as 'Kohl Spring' had turned black and the discharge had killed fish living in a small pond receiving the spring flow. Other springs, notably Averback Spring, also had showed signs of deterioration. The U.S. Attorney, on Nov. 23, 1971, requested the EPA to furnish information on the relationship of the landfill to the observed degradation, for possible legal action. This report provides information on the subsequent investigation.