Evaluation of Extent of Hazardous Waste Contamination in Charles City,

(1980) Evaluation of Extent of Hazardous Waste Contamination in Charles City,. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

The LaBounty chemical dump site is located in the floodplain of the Cedar River in Charles City, Iowa (figure 1). From August, 1953, to December, 1977, the site was an active repository for waste material from Salsbury Laboratories, a major agricultural pharmaceutical company located in Charles City. The site contains over three million cubic feet of waste material with at least 12 toxic or hazardous wastes including an estimated six million pounds of arsenic. The site has been the subject of intensive investigation in recent years because of movement of leachate into the Cedar River and into portions of the Cedar Valley aquifer, which is a major source of well water in much of Eastern Iowa. The mechanisms, rates, and eventual impacts of such migrations have never been analyzed in detail. The purpose of this report is to provide an analysis of the available technical information and to identify the extent or likelihood of hazardous waste contamination of natural water systems in the Charles City area.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: refuse disposal, environmental quality, landfills, environmental protection
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Waste disposal and hazardous sites
Natural resources and environment > Waste disposal and hazardous sites > Landfills
ID Code: 26167
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 09 Jan 2018 20:15
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 20:15
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/26167