leachate

noun
leach·​ate | \ ˈlē-ˌchāt How to pronounce leachate (audio) \

Definition of leachate

: a solution or product obtained by leaching

Examples of leachate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nasty water, or leachate, could drain out of landfill to the treatment plant. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "Chronic wasting fears force DNR to ‘scramble’ over deer carcass disposal in some areas," 29 Oct. 2019 Village staff has reviewed the new plans and still has concerns regarding the underlying landfill’s gas and leachate extraction systems, slope stability, stormwater management methods and floodplan impacts, the report indicates. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Commissioner Britton, Glenview Village Board still oppose compost facility plan, want county to deny special use extension," 23 July 2019 Waste in landfills can also contaminate water if the landfills aren’t designed with leachate in mind. Teen Vogue, "Environmental Science Is Crucial to Combat Climate Change — So Why Isn't It a Mandatory Class?," 29 Apr. 2019 Also included in the plan are four groundwater monitoring wells, as well as surface-water monitoring systems to ensure no leachate seeps out. Kathleen Mcwilliams, Courant Community, "Rocky Hill Residents Concerned Plan To Close Dump Will Harm Environment," 30 Apr. 2018 The owners of the farm have agreed to spend $724,000 on upgrades, including a new feed storage system that would prevent wet feed or leachate from leaking and contaminating waters. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brad Schimel: Dairy farms, other polluters pay more than $225,000 in Wisconsin environmental fines," 6 Apr. 2018 At Fyli, the country’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Athens, bulldozers constantly reshape mountains of garbage in a quarried hillside, squeezing out a dark liquid called leachate to leave enormous stacks of brown-coated plastic. Washington Post, "Under the sea: Fighting Greece’s plastic trash problem," 5 Apr. 2018 At Fyli, the country's largest landfill on the outskirts of Athens, bulldozers constantly reshape mountains of garbage in a quarried hillside, squeezing out a dark liquid called leachate to leave enormous stacks of brown-coated plastic. Derek Gatopoulos And Theodora Tongas, The Christian Science Monitor, "How Greece is fighting its plastic trash problem beneath the waves," 5 Apr. 2018 At Fyli, the country's largest landfill on the outskirts of Athens, bulldozers constantly reshape mountains of garbage in a quarried hillside, squeezing out a dark liquid called leachate to leave enormous stacks of brown-coated plastic. Fox News, "Under the sea: Fighting Greece's plastic trash problem," 5 Apr. 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Leachate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leachate. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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leachate

noun
leach·​ate | \ ˈlē-ˌchāt How to pronounce leachate (audio) \

Medical Definition of leachate

: a solution or product obtained by leaching toxic leachates from improperly managed landfills

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