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Journal of Geotechnology and Energy

ISSN: 2720-3581

Data wydania
Vol. 40
No. 3
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Prawa: CC BY 4.0
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Rocznik czasopisma
Journal of Geotechnology and Energy
Vol. 40 (2023)
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Assessing the impact of expressway construction and operations on groundwater intake
(Wydawnictwa AGH, 2023) Łukańko, Łukasz; Macuda, Jan
Expressways represent significant public investments contributing to the socio-economic development of a country. However, their construction and operations exert detrimental effects stemming from the road surface onto the adjacent groundwater environment. To mitigate these adverse environmental consequences, extant legal restrictions are factored in during the expressway design phase, accompanied by the implementation of modern technical and organizational solutions. As a pivotal legal instrument, the environmental impact assessment is mandated in the procedural framework for obtaining approval on environmental conditions during expressway construction. The precision in evaluating the negative impact of an expressway on distinct environmental elements hinges on the depth of the assessment, influencing the nature and extent of planned protective measures. In many instances, supplementary environmental risk assessments are conducted to bolster the investment process. This study aims at discerning the specific impact of expressway construction on nearby groundwater intake. To achieve this, an exhaustive assessment of contaminant migration times from the land surface to the aquifer and within the aquifer itself was executed. Subsequently, a proposal for aquifer monitoring was formulated based on the findings to enable the early detection of potential shifts in groundwater quality, facilitating timely preventive interventions.
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Groundwater contamination by BTEX hydrocarbons and phenol at former gasworks sites in Bydgoszcz
(Wydawnictwa AGH, 2023) Macuda, Jan; Łukańko, Łukasz
This paper addresses the historical environmental impact of Bydgoszcz’s ‘Old Gasworks,’ located on Jagiellońska Street on the Brda River—one of Poland’s oldest and longest-operating gas production facilities. Municipal gas derived from dry coal distillation served both municipal and industrial purposes until 1973. However, the production process, marked by significant nuisances, particularly affected the ground and water environment. Pollutants, primarily organic compounds such as aromatic hydrocarbons, including PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), and BTEX hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes), phenol and mineral oil, entered the environment through equipment failures, leaks, and the improper storage of wastewater and technological waste. One of the major sources of contamination was inadequately executed construction activities related to the dismantling of installations and the liquidation of sewage and waste storage tanks. This paper presents the findings of a comprehensive study focusing on hydrocarbon concentrations in groundwater at the ‘Old Gasworks’ in Bydgoszcz and proposes effective methods for treating the water environment.
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