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Mobilization of major and trace constituents of highway runoff in groundwater potentially caused by deicing chemical migration

Transportation Research Record

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Abstract

The quality of water in unsaturated zones and groundwater is affected by the major ions in deicing chemicals applied to roads and highways. The assessment of the environmental effects of highway runoff requires investigations to determine whether other major and trace constituents are mobilized during deicing chemical migration through the unsaturated zone and groundwater. In this regard, groundwater samples were analyzed in February and August 1991, and March, August, and November 1993 at a test site along Route 25 in southeastern Massachusetts. Analyses indicated that concentrations of major and trace chemical constituents of highway runoff in groundwater are substantially higher downgradient than upgradient from the highway.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mobilization of major and trace constituents of highway runoff in groundwater potentially caused by deicing chemical migration
Series title:
Transportation Research Record
Issue:
1483
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Research Council
Publisher location:
Washington, DC, United States
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Transportation Research Record
First page:
92
Last page:
104
Number of Pages:
13