Ground-water levels and flow near the Industrial Excess Landfill, Uniontown, Ohio

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Authors:Bair, E. Scott; Norris, Stanley E.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Geol. Surv., Columbus, OH, United States
Source:Open-File Report - U. S. Geological Survey, No.OF89-0272, 15p. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States. ISSN: 0196-1497
Publication Date:1989
Note:In English. 8 refs.Prepared in cooperation with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registration
Summary:Water levels recorded on drillers ' logs from 279 wells were used to assess the regional groundwater flow system in the area of the Industrial Excess Landfill (IEL) site in Uniontown, Ohio. The flow system was divided into two regional aquifers: a shallow unconfined glacial-drift aquifer and a deeper, semiconfined bedrock aquifer. A composite potentiometric-surface map of the glacial-drift aquifer shows that the IEL site appears to straddle a prominent groundwater ridge that trends northeast-southwest. Groundwater flows radially away from this ridge, primarily to the northwest and to the southeast; as a result, flow in the glacial-drift aquifer at the IEL site moves in a radial pattern away from the site in all directions. A composite, regional potentiometric-surface map of the bedrock aquifer shows a similar elongated groundwater ridge trending northeast-southwest across the northwestern corner of the IEL site; however, the site does not appear to straddle the groundwater ridge in the bedrock potentiometric surface. As a consequence of the radial-type of flow pattern in the glacial-drift aquifer at the IEL site, the direction of potential off-site movement of any contaminant would, in large part, depend on the original location of the contaminant at the IEL site. Available data also indicate a downward flow component; consequently, contaminants present at the site could flow laterally within the local flow patterns and vertically downward within the flow systems. (USGS)
Subjects:Clastic sediments; Drift; Environmental geology; Glaciated terrains; Ground water; Landfills; Levels; Movement; Pollutants; Pollution; Recharge; Sediments; Surveys; Transport; USGS; Waste disposal; Ohio; Stark County Ohio; United States; Industrial Excess Landfill; Northeastern Ohio; Uniontown Ohio
Coordinates:N405730 N405830 W0812340 W0812500
Record ID:1990037162
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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