Investigating and Treating Chromium in Ground Water at a Wood Treater in California

by Wendy L. Cohen, (M.ASCE), California Regional Water Quality, Control Board, Sacramento, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


A wood treating facility, operating for more than five years without required permits, contaminated soil and ground water on and offsite. The company moved slowly in response to enforcement orders and never completely defined the extent of contamination. Ground water treatment occurred sporadically and did not prevent the plume from spreading. Litigation against the company by the State of California is ongoing in Superior Court.

Subject Headings: Wood preservatives | Water treatment | Chromium | Groundwater | Water treatment plants | Soil pollution | Water pollution | Soil treatment | California | United States

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