Ground-Water Pollution Near a Landfill

by William E. Kelly, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. and Environmental Engrg.; Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 6, Pg. 1189-1199

Document Type: Journal Paper


Evaluation of existing landfills, particularly those with the potential to affect public water supplies is a necessary but often time-consuming task. A study is described in which sampling wells, test borings, electrical resistivity, and computer models were used. The importance of integrating all geohydrologic data, the usefulness of trend surface analysis, surface resistivity measurements and computer modeling, and the value of specific conductance as a pollution indicator are emphasized.

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Computer models | Landfills | Water supply | Boring | Electrical resistivity | Computer analysis | Terrain models

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