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Title: Hydrogeology and ground-water-quality conditions at the Linn County landfill, eastern Kansas, 1988-89

An investigation of the hydrogeology and groundwater quality conditions near the Linn County Landfill, eastern Kansas was conducted from July 1988 through June 1989. The landfill is located in an unreclaimed coal strip-mine area near Prescott. Analysis of water levels from nine temporary wells and from strip-mine ponds indicated that groundwater flows southwest through the present landfill. A county road west of the landfill acts as a barrier to shallow westerly groundwater flow. Seasonal variations in the direction of groundwater flow may occur. Water samples from monitoring wells and a strip-mine pond were analyzed for inorganic and organic compounds. Iron, manganese, and dissolved-organic-carbon concentrations were good indicators of the presence of landfill leachate in the groundwater. Benzene, carbon tetrachloride, 1,1-dichloroethane, and 1,1,1-trichloroethane were also detected. None of the inorganic or organic compounds detected exceeded Kansas primary drinking-water standards. Chemical concentrations and water levels in some nested wells indicate there is a hydraulic connection between the strip-mine spoil material and the underlying limestone. Leachate-contaminated groundwater has the potential to migrate southwest corner of the landfill through either strip-mine spoil material or through the underlying Pawnee Limestone.
Authors:
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  1. (Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6965502
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Related Information: USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report 90-4117
Publisher:
Denver, CO (United States); Geological Survey
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GROUND WATER; CONTAMINATION; KANSAS; WATER POLLUTION; SURFACE MINING; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; BENZENE; CARBON TETRACHLORIDE; CHLORINATED ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; GEOLOGY; HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY; HYDROLOGY; IRON; LEACHATES; MANGANESE; MONITORING; SANITARY LANDFILLS; SEASONAL VARIATIONS; SPOIL BANKS; AROMATICS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; DISPERSIONS; ELEMENTS; FEDERAL REGION VII; HALOGENATED ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MANAGEMENT; MASS TRANSFER; METALS; MINING; MIXTURES; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; SOLUTIONS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; USA; VARIATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER 010900* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Environmental Aspects; 540320 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)