leachate

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a substance which is washed out of the soil
  • noun a liquid which forms at the bottom of a landfill site

Construction

  • Liquid from rainfall, groundwater, or other sources that has percolated through a landfill mass and that contains biological and/or chemical wastes and dissolved or suspended materials. This waste is often hazardous and may need to be collected and treated to avoid groundwater contamination.
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