Accession Number:

ADA318080

Title:

A Study of Leachate Generated from Construction and Demolition Landfills,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-08-02

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

Construction and demolition CD waste landfills have largely been ignored because they have been viewed as innocuous in comparison to municipal solid waste MSW landfills and hazardous waste landfills. Regulators felt that since CD landfills did not accept large quantities of hazardous waste and the waste was relatively stable in comparison to MSW, these landfills did not pose a threat to the environment. Thus, little is known about leachate generated from CD landfills because they have not been well studied. Based on the results of a statistical analysis, the following parameters in CD leachate could present a risk to human health and the environment because they exceed either primary groundwater standards, secondary groundwater standards, or guidance concentrations for groundwater Despite the new regulatory attention paid to CD waste disposal operations, the basic question remains To what extent does leachate from CD waste represent a threat to human health and the environment

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Safety Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE