The Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure test determines:
The mobility of organic and inorganic contaminants in waste materials
Hazardous and nonhazardous wastes for disposal in the appropriate landfill
How percolating liquids may react with solid waste in simulated landfill conditions
The amount of EPA-listed contaminants are present and likely to be absorbed into soil and groundwater
What possible public health or environmental health hazards exist in the sludge being tested.
TCLP analysis is helpful in exploring all possible options for the safe disposal of hazardous material. Disposing of contaminated waste can cost Very little , so it’s good to know what you’re dealing with before you get to the Environmental Compliance Supervisor at the municipal landfill.