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Site Assessment and Remediation Handbook

2nd Edition

By Martin N. Sara

CRC Press

1,160 pages | 600 B/W Illus.

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Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition of Site Assessment and Remediation Handbook provides coverage of new procedures and technologies for an expanded range of site investigations. With over 700 figures, tables, and flow charts, the handbook is a comprehensive resource for engineers, geologists, and hydrologists conducting site investigation, and a one-stop, technical reference for environmental attorneys.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Site Assessments

Introduction to Site Assessments

Scope

Historic Background to Site Assessments

Introduction to Intrinsic Remediation

Innovative Characterization Tools

References

Phase I Investigations

Introduction to Phase I Studies

Site Reconnaissance

Preliminary Conceptual Mode

Phase I General Site Assessment Report

Greenfield Siting

Monitoring System Evaluations

Environmental Audits and Property Acquisition Reviews

Assessment Monitoring Phase I Programs

References

Phase II Investigations

Phase II Components

Topographic Map

Soils

Geologic Mapping

Geophysical Technique

Hydrology

Surrounding Land Use, Water Use, and Water Quality

Field Ecology Surveys

Historical and Archaeological

Methods and Tools of Holocene Fault Investigations

Additional Field Surveys

References

Subsurface Field Investigations

Introduction

Boring Plan

Subsurface Methods

Test Hole Sampling

Determination of the Subsurface Profile

Logging Data From Boreholes

Logging Rock Core for Rod

Borehole Geophysical Logs

Field In Situ Tests for Physical Parameters

Direct Push Cone Penetration Testing

Piezometers

Water Level Measurement

Decommissioning of Boreholes, Piezometers, and Wells

References

Environmental Testing

Introduction

Measuring Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity

Methods for Measuring

Borehole Tests of Field Hydraulic Conductivity

Field Procedures

Laboratory Analyses

References

Fractured Rock Investigations

Introduction

Phase I Assessment - Fractured Rock

Phase II Assessment - Fractured Rock

Geologic Mapping

Surface Geophysics

Boring Plan

Drilling and Logging Core Holes

Down-the-Hole Geophysics

Investigation of Borehole Condition and Geometry

Stereographic Projection in Site Assessments

Well Testing Methods

Multilevel Head Measurements

Laboratory Tests

Geology/Hydrgeologic Conceptual Model

Location and Installment of Monitoring Wells

References

Data Analysis and Interpretation

Introduction

Characterization of Lithology

Aquifer Characteristics

Characteristics of Ground-Water Flow

Hydrogeologic Properties

Aquifer Tests

References

The Conceptual Models

Introduction to Conceptual Models

Regional and Site Geology

Characteristics of the Saturated Zone

Conceptual Geologic Models

Examples of Geologic Conceptual Models

The Flow Net

Flow Net/Conceptual Model

Correlation of Flow Nets and Geologic Structures

Conclusions

References

Monitoring Design

Introduction tp Monitoring Design

Regulatory Concepts in Facility Monitoring

Data Analysis Required for Design

Select Target Monitoring Zones

Locate Background and Down Gradient Wells

Separation of Adjacent Monitoring Programs

Density Control

Fundamental Monitoring Concepts of the Vadose Zone

Example Monitoring Design

Suti Problem on Design of Ground-water Monitoring Systems

References

Assessment Monitoring Design

RCRA Assessment Monitoring Programs

CERCLA Regulations

State Regulations and Assessment Monitoring

Assessment Monitoring Techniques

System Design and Operation

Soil Sampling and Analysis Design

Estimation of Sorption Properties of Soils

Soil-Gas Surveys

Ground-Water Remediation

Risk Assessment for Remedial Projects

References

Water Quality Data

Introduction to Water Quality Data

Baseline Water Quality

Analytic Services Laboratories

MDLs, PQLs, IDLs, EMLRLs

Monitoring Site Water Quality

Comparisons of Water Quality

Statistical Treatment of Water Quality Data

Verification of Exceedance

Editing and Managing Data

The Statistics of Remediation

References

Reporting of Data

Meet with the Consultant

Proposal Content

Documentation

Quality Assurance for Site Assessment Investigations

Reports

Documentation

Professional Liability Control

Conclusions

Monitored Natural Attenuation

Introduction to MNA

Methods

MNA Methods or Decontamination and Control

Reasonable Time Frame

MNA Methods

References

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General