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Contamination of Ground Water Due To Landfill Leachate

Author(s): M. V. S. Raju

Journal: International Journal of Engineering Research
ISSN 2319-6890

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 48;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Landfill | Leachate | Soil profile | Sampling wells

The present site under investigation at Ajitsingh Nagar in Vijayawada of Andhra Pradesh is initially a low lying area and used for disposing the urban solid waste for the last few years, through open dumping with out taking any measures to protect the Ground water against pollution. The present study has been taken up to measure the degree of pollution of ground water due to leachate produced in the landfill site. Bore holes were made at eight random locations to measure the depth and characteristics of solid waste. Four sampling wells were made for the collection of ground water samples and they were analyzed for various parameters. All parameters were measured based on Standard methods. It is found that the ground water is contaminated due leachates of Landfill to the large extent and is not suitable for Drinking, Domestic and Irrigation purposes
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