Fort hood investigates beneficial reuse of pesticide-contaminated soil



The management of pesticide-contaminated soil on military installations is becoming an important issue. Fort Hood found itself having to deal with this issue, excavating 3,000 cubic yards of chlordane-contaminated soil. The question of what can be done with this soil has prompted Fort Hood to begin a multiphase investigation into the beneficial reuse of chlordane-contaminated soil. Fort Hood had been investigating many methods for the remediation and treatment of pesticide-contaminated soil, which led us to the encapsulation method. Phase 1 of this investigation involves proving that encapsulated pesticide-contaminated soil will not leach and securing Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approval to use this encapsulated soil as daily cover on the Fort Hood municipal solid waste landfill. Phase 1 is the focus of this article. © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.