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Well-point containment of impoundment leakage.

Authors
Smith-CW
Source
Tuscaloosa, AL: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9546, 1995 Jan; :1-16
NIOSHTIC No.
10012063
Abstract
Research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a well- point dewatering system in conjunction with a French drain to intercept waste impoundment leakage while reducing the volume of waste water requiring treatment. A well-point dewatering system composed of 585 production wells was installed around the perimeter of a leaking impoundment that previously used only a French-drain system for leakage control. The placement of the well-point system was designed to intercept and remove the leakage from the groundwater before the contaminant reached the French drain. Groundwater monitoring at this site revealed that after a period of approximately 40 days the well-point dewatering system had stabilized and effectively prevented the further spread of contamination to the French drain.
Keywords
Water-pollution-control; Water-pollution-monitoring; Monitoring-wells; Drains; Seepage-control; Containment-systems; Waste-water-disposal; Ground-water
Publication Date
19950101
Document Type
Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB95-216669
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI-9546
ISSN
1066-5552
NIOSH Division
TURC
Source Name
Tuscaloosa, AL: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9546
State
AL
Performing Organization
Alabama University at Birmingham
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