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Main Title Chemical and physical effects of municipal landfills on underlying soils and groundwater /
CORP Author Environmental Effects Laboratory (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station)
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laborarory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600/2-78/096
Stock Number PB-286 836
OCLC Number 53453364
Subjects Sanitary landfills--Environmental aspects. ; Soil pollution. ; Groundwater--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Sanitary landfills ; Water pollution ; Soils ; Groundwater ; Leaching ; Sampling ; Fluid flow ; Cyanides ; Tables(Data) ; Carbon ; Sulfates ; Chemical analysis ; Water pollution sampling ; Path of pollutants
Internet Access
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EHAM  PB-286 836 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-096 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/28/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-096 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/15/2016
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-096 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
NTIS  PB-286 836 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation x, 140 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Abstract
Three municipal landfill sites in the eastern and central United States were studied to determine the effects of the disposal facilities on surrounding soils and groundwater. Borings were made up the groundwater gradient, down the groundwater gradient and through the landfill. Soil and groundwater samples from the test borings were examined. Groundwater samples were analyzed chemically. Soil samples were tested physically and distilled water extracts and nitric acid digests of the soils were analyzed chemically. Groundwater samples from under and downgradient from the landfill showed elevated levels of sulfate in every case. At some sites increased levels of nitrate, total organic carbon and cyanide could be related to the presence of the landfill. Distilled water extracts prepared from soil samples showed consistently low levels for all soluble constituents. Generally, there was more sulfate, chloride, organic carbon, nitrate and higher levels of trace metals in extracts of soils from under the landfill than from soils collected at similar depths outside the landfill. Nitric acid digests of soil samples showed great variability in chemical composition. At two of the three sites; iron, manganese, boron, beryllium and zinc were found in higher concentrations in nitric acid digests immediately under the landfill. The results of this investigation indicate that chemical characteristics; but, not physical characteristics were altered in sub-landfill soils. Removal of pollutants from leachate through the action of soil was observed for only a very limited number of pollutants.
Notes
Interagency agreement no. EPA-IAG-D4-0569. Includes bibliographical references (pages 102-103). Microfiche.