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Main Title Investigation of failure mechanisms and migration of industrial chemicals at Wilsonville, Illinois /
Author Herzog, B. L. ; Griffin, R. A.
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Author Title of a Work
Griffin, Robert A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600-M-89-033
Stock Number PB90-260571
OCLC Number 22397593
Subjects Centralized industrial waste treatment facilities--Illinois--Wilsonville ; Land treatment of wastewater--Illinois--Wilsonville ; Organic wastes--Illinois--Wilsonville
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Industrial wastes ; Permeability ; Water pollution ; Performance evaluation ; Organic compounds ; Mathematical models ; Observation wells ; Hydraulic conductivity ; Hydrogeology ; Geology ; Geochemistry ; Mineralogy ; Environmental transport ; Trenches ; Wilsonville(Illinois)
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EHAM  EPA/600/M-89/033 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJAD  EPA 600/M-89-033 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/20/1992
EJBD  EPA 600-M-89-033 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/01/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-89-033 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-89-033 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/28/2016
NTIS  PB90-260571 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
In late 1981, ground water contamination was discovered in a monitoring well at the Earthline disposal facility near Wilsonville, Illinois. The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) then conducted a 3-yr, multidisciplinary study to determine why the site failed to perform as predicted. Geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, engineering geology, and x-ray mineralogy were disciplines used in the study of the site. Postulated failure mechanisms included migration through previously undetermined (unmapped) permeable zones, subsidence of an underground mine, organic chemical/clay interactions, acid mine drainage/clay interactions, and trench cover settlement and erosion. The study concluded that the primary reason for the rapid migration was the presence of previously undetermined permeable zones that included fractured and jointed glacial till formations.
Caption title. Shipping list no.: 90-501-P. "July 1990." Includes bibliographical references (page 7). "EPA/600-M-89-033."