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Title: Migration of explosives and chlorinated pesticides in a simulated sanitary landfill
Authors: Conley, Kathy A.
Mikucki, W. J. (Walter J.)
Keywords: Sanitary landfill
Soil chambers
Environmental effects
Soil pollution
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: 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 soil/solid waste system, but not from a soil system. It is theorized that some channelization of flow occurred.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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