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Assessing the Environmental Impact of Tire Shreds Used Below the Water Table in Road Base Fills

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  01/01/2009

Summary:

Researchers evaluated the environmental effects of chemicals leached from tire shreds placed below the groundwater table for use as a lightweight fill in wet road bases. They found an increase in surface and groundwater concentrations of various chemicals; metals; and four tire-relevant semivolatile organic compounds, which had a toxic effect on some aquatic organisms.

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