Landfill Leachate Contains a Mixture of Contaminants including Pharmaceuticals

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New scientific research from the USGS details how landfill leachate, disposed from landfills to environmental pathways, is host to numerous contaminants of emerging concern (CECs).

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Leachate being collected from a manhole access point in an active landfill

Leachate being collected from a manhole access point in an active landfill. (Credit: Dana Kolpin, USGS)

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Date published: November 13, 2015
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Landfill Leachate Released to Wastewater Treatment Plants and other Environmental Pathways Contains a Mixture of Contaminants including Pharmaceuticals

New scientific research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) details how landfill leachate, disposed from landfills to environmental pathways, is host to numerous contaminants of emerging concern (CECs).