OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials

Contamination Evidence:
  • Spills.
  • Detection of chemical solvents, metals, nitrates, or other chemicals in well water tests.
Causes:
  • Improper storage, handling, use, and disposal.
  • Spills.
  • Leaks.
Prevention:
  • Proper storage, handling, use, and disposal.
  • Spill prevention and containment measures.
  • Complicance with laws and regulations.
  • Zoning to locate heavy users of hazardous materials away from sensitive groundwater areas.
  • Reduction in use of hazardous materials.
  • Public information and education.



Land Application of Sludges and Waste Water

Land application of sludge

Contamination Evidence:
  • High bacteria, nitrate levels in well water tests.
Causes:
  • Improper application methods.
  • Inappropriate soils for application.
Prevention:
  • Compliance with permit requirements.