Ground water underlying soil is vulnerable to pollution by organic chemicals through their percolation through the soil system. This study was conducted to provide information on the seepage behavior of organic chemical contaminants in clay, silty and sandy soils. Chloroform, 1,1,1-trichloroethane and trichloroethylene are readily transported through the soil; their percolated mass were 4.6~19.2 percent of the total mass applied. Tetrachloroethylene, 1,2-dichlorobenzene and 1,3-dichlorobenzene were retarded by soils due to sorption. Between 0.6 and 4.8 percent of the material applied to the surface percolated within the experimental period. Carbon tetrachloride was attenuated considerably by passage through soils. Only 0.1~0.4 percent of the mass reached the groundwater. Significant degradation of bromoform was observed. Apparent breakdown of intermediates of the brominated compounds were detected. Transformations of the brominated compounds appear to be the result of both biological and chemical processes. The effect of soil type on the mobility of organic chemical contaminants was considerable. The organic contaminants moved faster in sandy soil than in either clay or silty soils.