a solution resulting from leaching, as of soluble constituents from soil, landfill, etc., by downward percolating groundwater: Leachates in the town's water supply have been traced to a chemical-waste dump.
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A dead body weighing 70 kg will release 13 kgs of cemetery leachate as it decays.COVID-19 is overcrowding cemeteries and causing heavy metal pollution | Anuradha Varanasi | February 12, 2022 | Popular-Science
Around 60 percent of cemetery leachate is composed of water.COVID-19 is overcrowding cemeteries and causing heavy metal pollution | Anuradha Varanasi | February 12, 2022 | Popular-Science
British Dictionary definitions for leachate
water that carries salts dissolved out of materials through which it has percolated, esp polluted water from a refuse tip
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