Hazardous Waste Site Investigations: Toward Better Decisions focuses on the development and application of new, more cost-effective technologies for hazardous waste site characterization and remediation. Quality assurance is a recurring theme throughout the book. New technologies are presented for field instrumentation, biomarker-based biomonitoring, surface water and groundwater monitoring, chemical sensing, and radiochemical measurements and sensing. Valuable case studies from Superfund, DOD, and DOE programs are included, as well as laboratory programs. The book is an invaluable resource for helping managers and regulators make sound, cost-effective remediation decisions.
Preface. (B.A. Berven and R.B. Gammage). Hazardous Waste at Federal Facilities (Adam Babich). Data Quality for EPA's Superfund Laboratory Program (Timothy Fields, Jr.). Department of Defense Waste-Sites Priority System (Kevin Doxey). Overview of the DOE's RDDT&E 5-Year Plan (Gloria Patton). Quality Assurance for Decision Making (Llewellyn Williams). QA/QC Requirements for Field Sampling (Delbart S. Barth). Comparison of Contract Versus Noncontract Laboratory Protocols (Mitzi S. Miller). Hazardous Waste Management: A Quality Assurance Perspective (Mark F. Marcus). Quality Assurance for Radio-Chemical Measurements and Radiation Monitoring (Arthur Jarvis). The Application of Engineering Geophysical Techniques for the Evaluation of Subsurface Contamination: What is it and Does it Work? (Charles R. Glore). The Use of Existing Water Supply Wells to Evaluate the Hydrogeologic and Transport Characteristics of Alluvial Aquifers (Melih M. Ozbilgin, Jennifer L. Goodell, Joseph P. LeClaire, and Michael C. Kavanaugh). Groundwater Monitoring: Some Current Deficiencies and Opportunities (John A. Cherry). Field Instrumentation: A Mikado's Dream (Tom Spittler). Technology Barriers in the Development of Fiber-Optic and Other Chemical Sensors for Field Screening (Edward J. Poziomek). Sampling for Volatile Organics in Groundwater: Are We Losing It? (Richard L. Johnson). Biomarker-Based Biomonitoring for Evaluating Health and Ecological Effects of Environmental Contamination (John F. McCarthy). Encouraging Better Field Instrumentation is the Name of the Game (Eric N. Koglin). Overview: Session 4 (Thomas A. Burke). Refining Hazardous Waste Site Policies Through Research: An Overview (Thomas A. Burke). The Perspective of States: Research Needs for Improved Decisions (Jim Solyst). Assessing Stakeholder Views of Superfund Sites: A Methodological Approach (Mary E. English). A Decision Makers View on Hazardous Waste Research: The New Jersey Perspective (Michael Catania). Remedial Action Decision Process (C.C. Travis and Carolyn B. Davis).