Field Studies: Hardy Road Landfill and Industrial Excess Landfill, A Superfund Site
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v89, n3 (June, 1989), 45-55
The North Central Section of the Geological Society of America met in Akron, April, 1988. Hardy Road Landfill, Akron, Ohio, and Industrial Excess Landfill, Uniontown, Ohio were the foci of a pre-meeting field trip. At Hardy Road, geologic conditions contributed to off-site methane migration in 1984, resulting in destruction by fire of a private dwelling. Gas migration is now controlled by an active gas collection system. Sand and gravels deposited during multiple glacial events are underlain by lacustrine silts and clays. Lacustrine deposits and hydrology of the site are expected to control leachate. The glacial deposits are up to 150 m thick in the buried valley beneath the site.
Author Institution: Center for Environmental Studies, The University of Akron, James Bauder, Inc., Chemistry Department and Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Akron
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