Risk Assessment Methodology for Determining Groundwater Contamination from Landfilling Sludge

by L. Fradkin, EPA, Cincinnati, OH, USA,
R. J. F. Bruins, EPA, Cincinnati, OH, USA,
W. B. Peirano, EPA, Cincinnati, OH, USA,
S. D. Lutkenhoff, EPA, Cincinnati, OH, USA,
J. F. Stara, EPA, Cincinnati, OH, USA,
G. Dawson, EPA, Cincinnati, OH, USA,
J. English, EPA, Cincinnati, OH, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Contaminant concentration criteria are required to prevent contaminant infiltration from leading to conditions which exceed health criteria. A methodology of groundwater has been described which may be used to select those criteria and quantify concentrations associated with placement of a given sludge in a designated landfill. However, in addition to the use of the model and good management practices a comprehensive monitoring program should be implemented with any sludge disposal alternative. In the case of landfills, this would consist of monitoring wells to detect groundwater contamination from infiltration.

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Sludge | Health hazards | Water pollution | Soil pollution | Landfills | Water treatment | Water resources

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