Assessment of ground-water contamination near Lantana Landfill, Southeast Florida

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Authors:Russell, Gary M.; Higer, Aaron L.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Geol. Surv., Stuart, FL, United States
Volume Title:Ground Water
Source:Ground Water, 26(2), p.156-165. Publisher: National Water Well Association, Ground-Water Technology Division, Urbana, IL, United States. ISSN: 0017-467X
Publication Date:1988
Note:In English. 6 refs.; illus. incl. 2 tables, sketch map
Summary:Surface-resistivity measurements and water quality analyses at the Lantana landfill, Palm Beach County, Florida, disclosed that a contaminant plume along the eastern perimeter of the landfill (250 acres and 40-50 ft above normal ground level) had migrated about 300 ft eastward toward an adjacent lake. The plume was centered at a depth of about 30 ft. Some vertical movement of the leachate was detected in the lower zone of the surficial aquifer to a depth of about 70 ft. This aquifer is primarily sand from 0 to 68 ft depth, and sand interbedded with sandstone and limestone from 68 ft to 220 ft. A slight hydraulic gradient promotes groundwater movement from the landfill to the lake. (Cassar-PTT)
Subjects:Aquifers; Carbonate rocks; Clastic rocks; Clastic sediments; Electrical methods; Environmental geology; Evaluation; Geophysical methods; Geophysical surveys; Ground water; Limestone; Movement; Pollution; Resistivity; Sand; Sandstone; Sedimentary rocks; Sediments; Surveys; Water quality; Water table; Atlantic Coastal Plain; Florida; Palm Beach County Florida; United States; Lantana Landfill; Southeastern Florida
Coordinates:N263530 N263600 W0801100 W0801200
Record ID:1988029746
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from USGS product, Selected Water Resources Abstracts, Reston, VA, United States
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