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    U.S. EPA Program in Hazardous Waste Landfill Research

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's hazardous waste land disposal research program is collecting data necessary to support implementation of disposal guidelines mandated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA—PL 94-580). This program relating to the categorical areas of landfills, surface impoundments, and underground mines encompasses state-of-the-art documents, laboratory analysis, economic assessment, bench and pilot studies, and full-scale field verification studies. Over the next five years the research will be reported as Technical Resource Documents in support of the RCRA Guidance Documents. These documents will be used to provide guidance for conducting the review and evaluation of land disposal permit applications. This paper will present an overview of this program and will report the current status of work in the areas of landfills, surface impoundments, underground mines, and dioxin engineering.


    hazardous wastes, hazardous materials, pollution, environmental surveys, waste disposal, landfills, environmental engineering, environmental surveys, environmental tests, waste treatment, decontamination, containment, hydrogeology, leanhing, linings

    Author Information:

    Schomaker, NB
    Chief, Disposal Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH

    Committee/Subcommittee: D34.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP36376S