1st Edition

Natural Attenuation
CERCLA, RBCAs, and the Future of Environmental Remediation




ISBN 9781566703024
Published September 24, 1997 by CRC Press
288 Pages

USD $185.00

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Book Description

Natural Attenuation: CERCLA, RBCAs, and the Future of Environmental Remediation presents the concept of "natural attenuation"-the tendency of soils to severly limit the toxicity of many types of hazardous waste. It reviews and updates the most recent findings from the field and lab and shows how natural attenuation is rapidly changing the direction and focus of environmental remediation. Outlining the legal and regulatory framework that has made waste remediation so costly, this book shows how applying an understanding of natural attenuation can decrease cleanup outlays while lowering risks to human health. Natural Attenuation: CERCLA, RBCAs, and the Future of Environmental Remediation makes it clear why natural attenuation will be relied upon more and more in the future.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Law
Sources of Hazardous Waste
Groundwater Flow
Chemical Attenuation
Biodegradation
Case Studies
Demonstrating Natural Attenuation
The Present
The Future
Appendix I: State Treatment of Natural Attenuation
Appendix II: Glossary
Appendix III: Excerpts for NPL Site ROD's
Appendix IV: WWW Sources
References
Index

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