634 pages | 40 B/W Illus.
This book will outline the strategies used in the investigation, characterization, management, and restoration and remediation for various contaminated sites. It will draw on real-world examples from across the globe to illustrate remediation techniques and discuss their applicability. It will provide guidance for the successful corrective action assessment and response programs for any type of contaminated land problem, and at any location. The systematic protocols presented will aid environmental professionals in managing contaminated land and associated problems more efficiently. This new edition will add twelve new chapters, and be fully updated and expanded throughout.
Introduction. The Nature of Environmental Contamination and Contaminated Land Problems. Legislative and Regulatory Considerations in Environmental Contamination and Contaminated Land Management and Decision-Making. The Contaminated Land Characterization Process. Planning For Contaminated Land Investigation and Management Activities. Field Investigation Techniques for Potentially Contaminated Lands. Contaminant Fate and Behavior Assessment. Principles and Concepts in Risk Assessment. The Contaminated Land Risk Assessment Process. Technical Approach to Human Health Endangerment Assessment. Technical Approach to Ecological Endangerment Assessment. Chemical Hazard Determination. Exposure Assessment: Analysis of Populations Intake of Chemicals. Evaluation of Chemical Toxicity. Chemical Risk Characterization and Uncertainty Analyses. Risk-Based Site Restoration Goals and Cleanup Criteria for Contaminated Land Problems. General Types of Contaminated Land Restoration Methods and Technologies. Framework for Designing Contaminated Land Management and Restoration Programs. Formulation of Contaminated Land Risk Management Decisions. Turning 'Brownfields' Into 'Greenfields': Illustrative Examples of Risk-Based Solutions to Contaminated Land Problems. Appendices. Index.