||Effects of coal-ash leachate on ground water quality /
Milligan, Jack D. ;
Ruane, Richard J.
||Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga. Div. of Energy Demonstrations and Technology.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Coal ash--Environmental aspects. ;
Coal-fired power plants--Environmental aspects. ;
Ground water ;
Water pollution ;
Fly ash ;
Waste disposal ;
Electric power plants ;
Soil water ;
Water wells ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of research to: (1) develop methodology for the field-collection of coal-ash leachate; (2) chemically characterize ash leachates from power plants using different coal sources; (3) determine the characteristics of the hydrogeochemical environment in which the leachate occurs; and (4) determine the attenuation of coal-ash leachate by various soil types. Groundwater monitoring wells were installed around ash ponds at two TVA plants. Continuous soil-core samples were collected and analyzed periodically. Ash leachate was percolated through different clays and soils to study attenuation rates.
"March 1980." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA interagency agreement no. D5-E721, program element no. INE624A." "EDT-111." Microfiche.