Accession Number : ADA312039

Title :   Fate and Transport of Trichloroethane and Trichloroethylene Contaminated Groundwater, Building 719, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Melchiorre, Kenneth J.

PDF Url : ADA312039

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : Trichloroethane and trichloroethylene are common chlorinated aliphatic industrial organic solvents used in degreasing operations. Both are typically found in groundwater environments as a result of leaking underground storage tanks, leachate from landfills, and contaminant migration from hazardous waste dump sites. Transformation by-products are also found in association with trichloroethane and trichloroethylene without any known source other than from reductive dechlorination. Dechlorinated by-products include 1,1 - dichloroethane; cis and trans 1,2- dichloroethylene, 1,1 - dichloroethylene, chloroethane, and vinyl chloride. Trichloroethane and trichloroethylene and their transformation by-products are suspected human health hazards. Vinyl chloride is a known human carcinogen, while trichloroethylene is considered a probable human carcinogen, and 1,1 -dichloroethylene and 1,1 -dichloroethane possible human carcinogens. p6

Descriptors :   *GROUND WATER, *TRANSPORT, *CONTAMINATION, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *TRICHLOROETHYLENE, *TRICHLOROETHANES, ENVIRONMENTS, HUMANS, HEALTH, ALIPHATIC COMPOUNDS, CONTAMINANTS, MIGRATION, CLEANING COMPOUNDS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, CARCINOGENS, GREASES, STORAGE TANKS, ORGANIC SOLVENTS, LANDFILLS, LEACHING, CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS, VINYL RADICALS, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, CHLOROETHANES.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE