Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Upon relocation of the Brookings sanitary landfill several years ago, local landowners exhibited concern that the quality of their ground water supplies might possibly be deteriorated by such a waste disposal operation. The site was an inactive gravel pit area, with many excavations extending into the shallow water table. Late in 1964, with the support of the City and State Health Department officials, the Civil Engineering Department of South Dakota State University undertook a comprehensive research project to determine the possible effects of refuse disposal on ground water quality at the landfill site. The initial work conducted by James H. McCormick (1) consisted of laboratory analysis of ground water samples from the immediate area, with an elevation of the parameters as indices of possible contamination. This investigation provided the basis for a continuous study to be conducted on the influence of the sanitary landfill on ground water quality (2).
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Water supply -- South Dakota -- Brookings
Refuse and refuse disposal -- South Dakota -- Brookings
Groundwater -- South Dakota -- Brookings
South Dakota State University
Sawinski, Richard Jay, "Ground Water Quality Variation at a Refuse Landfill" (1966). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3234.