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
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE