Soil Survey of Bristol County, Massachusetts


The following Map Unit Description is from the 1981 Soil Survey of Bristol County, Southern Part. Please note: map unit symbols are DIFFERENT for Bristol South and Bristol North reports, do NOT use these descriptions for Bristol North.

Du-Dumps. This unit consists of areas used to dispose of trash. Most are adjacent to streams or areas of very poorly drained soils. The areas of the unit range from 5 to 40 acres, but most are about 25 acres.

The material deposited in these areas is mostly paper, metal, and plastic compacted between layers of mineral soil material.

This unit requires onsite investigation and evaluation to determine its suitability or limitations for any use.

Capability subclass: not assigned.

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