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Ecological Risk Assessment for Contaminated Sites

1st Edition

By Glenn W. Suter II, Rebecca A. Efroymson, Bradley E. Sample, Daniel S. Jones

CRC Press

460 pages

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Love Canal. Exxon Valdez. Times Beach. Sacramento River Spill. Amoco Cadiz. Seveso. Every area of the world has been affected by improper waste disposal and chemical spills. Common hazardous waste sites include abandoned warehouses, manufacturing facilities, processing plants, and landfills. These sites poison the land and contaminate groundwater and drinking water.

A sequel to the bestselling Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecological Risk Assessment for Contaminated Sites focuses on how to perform ecological risk assessments for Superfund sites and locations contaminated by improper disposal of wastes, or chemical spills. It integrates the authors' extensive experience in assessing ecological risks at U.S. government sites with techniques and examples from assessments performed by others.

Conducting an ecological risk assessment on a contaminated site provides the information needed to make decisions concerning site remediation. The first rule of good risk assessment is "don't do anything stupid". With the practical preparation you get from Ecological Risk Assessment for Contaminated Sites you won't.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Definition and Concepts. Problem Formulation. Analysis of Exposure. Analysis of Effects. Risk Characterization in Screening Assessments. Risk Characterization in Definitive Assessments. Uncertainty. Remedial Goals. Remedial Decisions. Post-Remedial Assessments. Appendix A. References. Glossary. Acronyms.

About the Authors

Suter II, Glenn W.; Efroymson, Rebecca A.; Sample, Bradley E.; Jones, Daniel S.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC009010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General