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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191798
Title:
The Ina Road landfill as a source of ground-water pollution
Author:
Mooradian, Michael M.
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A monitoring program was established at the Ina Road landfill in Tucson, Arizona to evaluate the potential for ground-water pollution. Seven observation wells were installed as part of this study. Groundwater samples were collected monthly from July 1979 to February 1980. Mean concentrations of bicarbonate, chloride, and sulfate, and values of specific conductance were the most reliable indicators of contaminated ground water. Chemical maps of these constituents indicated a plume of contamination originating in that portion of the landfill adjacent to the Santa Cruz River and extending northward. The source of water for leachate generation was hypothesized as being major runoff events in the Santa Cruz River. The northerly direction of the plumes, instead of northwesterly along the regional gradient of groundwater flow, was attributed to flood waters of good quality percolating through the bottom of the abandoned sand and gravel pit west of the landfill.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Sanitary landfills -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Sanitary landfills -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Groundwater -- Pollution -- Arizona -- Pima County.; Groundwater -- Pollution -- Arizona -- Tucson.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Wilson, Lorne Graham

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Ina Road landfill as a source of ground-water pollutionen_US
dc.creatorMooradian, Michael M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMooradian, Michael M.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA monitoring program was established at the Ina Road landfill in Tucson, Arizona to evaluate the potential for ground-water pollution. Seven observation wells were installed as part of this study. Groundwater samples were collected monthly from July 1979 to February 1980. Mean concentrations of bicarbonate, chloride, and sulfate, and values of specific conductance were the most reliable indicators of contaminated ground water. Chemical maps of these constituents indicated a plume of contamination originating in that portion of the landfill adjacent to the Santa Cruz River and extending northward. The source of water for leachate generation was hypothesized as being major runoff events in the Santa Cruz River. The northerly direction of the plumes, instead of northwesterly along the regional gradient of groundwater flow, was attributed to flood waters of good quality percolating through the bottom of the abandoned sand and gravel pit west of the landfill.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSanitary landfills -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSanitary landfills -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Pollution -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Pollution -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairWilson, Lorne Grahamen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213277723en_US
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