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Main Title Pollution Prediction Techniques for Waste Disposal Siting; A State-of-the-Art Assessment.
CORP Author Weston (Roy F.), Inc., West Chester, Pa.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-68-01-4368;
Stock Number PB-283 572
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Water pollution control ; Predictions ; Management planning ; Site surveys ; Regulations ; Leaching ; Soil properties ; Chemical compounds ; Mathematical prediction ; Classification ; Mathematical models ; Simulation ; Sanitary landfills ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Design criteria ; Transport properties ; Ground water ; State of the art ; Path of pollutants ; Land disposal ; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-283 572 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 477p
A significant potential for adverse impact on the Nation's groundwaters now exists due to increased land disposal of solid and liquid residual wastes, particularly hazardous wastes. Concurrently, there has been an increase in the amount of waste being generated, and many wastes continue to be disposed of in a 'least-cost' way which contributes to environmental degradation. Landfilling, ponds, lagoons, and other indiscriminate land-disposal methods have proven in numerous instances to be ineffective for adequate protection of the health of both the public and the environment, particularly where hazardous wastes are involved. This can also be attributed to poor management practices, since technological and management guidelines regulating such disposal practices have, for the most part, been only recently enacted. The overall objective of this investigation is to provide a state-of-the-art assessment of pollution prediction techniques for waste-disposal siting. This assessment includes both current research and regulatory procedures relative to the land disposal/treatment of waste for the entire waste spectrum, exclusive of radioactive wastes. The emphasis, however, is on that research and those regulatory procedures that deal specifically with hazardous waste. Furthermore, the emphasis is on those techniques which lead to pollution prediction through an assessment of attenuation of waste leachates.