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A study of construction and demolition waste leachate from laboratory landfill-simulators.


Construction and demolition (C&D) waste represents one of the larger components of solid waste from municipal activities in the United States. The waste is often disposed of in unlined C&D waste landfills. It has historically been assumed that leachate produced from C&D waste landfills is innocuous relative to that of municipal solid waste landfills and hazardous waste landfills. Consequently, very little attention has been focused on leachate produced from C&D waste landfills and its characteristics.