||Performance testing of method 1312 : QA support for RCRA testing : project report /
Chiang, T. C. ;
Valkenburg, C. A. ;
Miller, D. A.
||Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co., Inc., Las Vegas, NV.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
|| Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
||EPA 600-4-89-022; 68-03-3249; EPA-68-03-3249
Ground water ;
Water pollution ;
Hazardous materials ;
Acetic acid ;
Environmental transport ;
Organic compounds ;
Experimental design ;
Test methods ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||vii, 106 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The question of how to access the risks associated with ground water contamination from soils containing toxic substances is a critical issue for the Agency. A major limitation of using Method 1310 and 1311 for this purpose is the fact that the sanitary landfill co-disposal scenario does not apply to contaminated soils. If these methods are used to assess sites for cleanup purposes, the acetic acid leaching fluid could selectively solubilize toxicants (specifically lead) and incorrectly classify the solid as hazardous when, in fact, no mobilization (leaching) would be expected to occur in the environment. The EPA is considering the use of a newly created synthetic acid precipitation leach test for soils (Method 1312) to provide information about the mobility (leachability) of both organic and inorganic contaminants present in soils.
"EPA 600-4-89-022"--Cover. "June 1989." Cover title. "EPA contract no. 68-03-3249." "Work assignment manager, G. Wayne Sovocool."