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Evaluation of Persistence of Viruses in Landfill Leachate
U.S. EPA. Evaluation of Persistence of Viruses in Landfill Leachate. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-16/368, 2017.
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)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER
DECON AND CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT DIVISION