Accession Number:

ADA238451

Title:

Landfill Impact Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DONOHUE AND ASSOCIATES INC SHEBOYGAN WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The Army proposes expansion of the building complex and development of the outdoor training area at the Milwaukee USAR Center Complex and Training Area located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Land use history indicates that the Milwaukee Sanitation Department disposed of approximately 500,000 cubic yards of solid wastes on the present complex site between 1957 and 1966. In September of 1984 evaluations were conducted to determine the impact of the landfill on the nearby soils and ground water. Monitoring wells were installed to determine the water quality of the groundwater near the surface of the water table and at depth. During soil borings operations, soil samples were analyzed in the field to determine the presence of hydrocarbons. The air in the bore hole was also analyzed to determine the presence of methane or other hydrocarbons. The impact of the existing landfill on groundwater and surface water quality is small. The higher than expected concentrations of hardness, total dissolved solids, chloride, and sulfate in some wells which may be due to the landfill, do not warrant recovery or remedial action to cleanup the ground water.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE