Migration of Explosives and Chlorinated Pesticides in a Simulated Sanitary Landfill.
Final rept. Jul 73-Mar 76,
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL
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This report presents results of a series of tests to determine whether the hazardous substances DDT and TNT will leach from or migrate through a simulated sanitary landfill. DDT and two of its degradation products, DDD and DDE, were not recovered from samples of the leachates tested. Analysis of soil core samples showed some vertical migration and very little horizontal migration. TNT analysis in leachates was accomplished by applying a sensitive method of analysis--pulse polarography. Fewer than five parts per billion of TNT were found in leachates from soil systems. TNT was detected in core samples from a soilsolid waste system, but not from a soil system. It is theorized that some channelization of flow occurred. Author
- Civil Engineering