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    Well I am studying for my groundwater and soil class, and came across a section in my textbook that is not explained very well. It talks about leachate from landfills, but does not go in depth about what it is, and it's effects on groundwater.

    Since I am studying for my finals now, time is of the essence... can anyone explain to me what leachate from landfills is why is it important, and it's effects on groundwater. Its explanation in the textbook is quite brief, and not very useful.

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    A leachate is the liquid that forms at the bottom of a landfill. In general, leachate is a result of percolation of precipitation, uncontrolled run-off, and irrigation water into the landfill. It will also include ...

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