Description and Sampling of Contaminated Soils : A Field Guide book cover
2nd Edition

Description and Sampling of Contaminated Soils
A Field Guide

ISBN 9780367449537
Published December 2, 2019 by CRC Press
240 Pages

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Book Description

This second edition of EPA's bestselling book, Description and Sampling of Contaminated Soils: A Field Guide, Second Edition, has been revised and significantly expanded over the original edition. An ideal reference for anyone involved in site investigations, this guide describes how to determine the amount and extent of soil contamination and potential for movement of contaminants in the soil and groundwater. It contains checklists, tables, and step-by-step descriptions of methods and procedures for:

  • Cost-effective, detailed site investigations for evaluating the potential for contaminant transport
  • Field collection of information on soil engineering properties required for remediation selection and design
    This guide also features an adaptation of soil description procedures used by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service (SCS) for investigating contaminated sites. The SCS soil description and classification procedures, when used in combination with the Unified Soil Classification System currently used by geologists and engineers, greatly improves contaminated site assessments.
  • Table of Contents

    How to Use This Guide. Field Methods, Equipment, and Documents. Site Characteristics. Field Description and Analysis of Soils. Soil Sampling and Quality Assurance. References. Appendices. Index.

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