Accession Number : ADA318080

Title :   A Study of Leachate Generated from Construction and Demolition Landfills,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Melendez, Beth A.

PDF Url : ADA318080

Report Date : 02 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : Construction and demolition (C&D) 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 C&D 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 C&D landfills because they have not been well studied. Based on the results of a statistical analysis, the following parameters in C&D 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 C&D waste disposal operations, the basic question remains: To what extent does leachate from C&D waste represent a threat to human health and the environment?

Descriptors :   *DEMOLITION, *CONSTRUCTION, *LANDFILLS, *LEACHING, RISK, THREATS, HUMANS, HEALTH, GROUND WATER, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, WASTES, HAZARDOUS WASTES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, PUBLIC HEALTH, SOLID WASTES, PUBLIC SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Safety Engineering
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE