EPA Science Inventory

Evaluation of Persistence of Viruses in Landfill Leachate

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Evaluation of Persistence of Viruses in Landfill Leachate. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-16/368, 2017.

Description:

Report

Purpose/Objective:

The purpose of this effort was to assess the persistence of viruses in landfill leachate. To determine whether active viruses could pose a threat to human and environmental health once introduced into a landfill, laboratory testing was performed to measure the decay rate of viral agents in landfill leachate. This effort was performed using surrogate test agents similar to BW agents following the well-established hypothesis that, though the diversity of viral contaminants may be quite large, a limited list of viral surrogates can be chosen that qualitatively represent the likely BW threat agents of interest.

URLs/Downloads:

EVALUATION OF PERSISTENCE OF VIRUSES IN LANDFILL LEACHATE   (PDF,NA pp, 4222 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 02/13/2017
Completion Date: 02/13/2017
Record Last Revised: 04/17/2017
Record Created: 03/02/2017
Record Released: 03/02/2017
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 335601

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

DECON AND CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT DIVISION