IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Manoj Kumar Tiwari, Dr. Samir Bajpai, Dr. U. K. Dewangan
Major generators of the industrial solid wastes are coal based thermal power plants and integrated iron and steel industries. A large amount of industrial solid wastes like fly ash and slag are yet to be utilized and still remains in the form of uncontrolled dumping sites in the study area. Leachate pollution should get appropriate attention as it may be a source of heavy and toxic metal in soil and it is possible to percolate and may lead to water pollution in the surroundings water sources. In the present investigation the soil samples were collected from the identified area for heavy metal analysis. The heavy metal pollution of the soil samples resulted that, concentration of certain heavy metals is above permissible limit. The heavy metals like Cr, Cd, Fe, Mn, and Pb, shows highest concentration, while metals such as Cu, Cd and Pb shows low concentration. The heavy metal pollution indicates that leachate produced by uncontrolled and unscientific disposal of industrial solid wastes contaminates soil samples of the identified area.