1st Edition

Strategies for Accelerating Cleanup at Toxic Waste Sites
Fast-Tracking Environmental Actions and Decision Making




ISBN 9781566702379
Published December 29, 1997 by CRC Press
448 Pages

USD $180.00

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Book Description

Accelerating Cleanup at Toxic Waste Sites: Fast-tracking Environmental Actions and Decision Making presents truly innovative advances in investigative and cleanup technologies, offering valuable solutions that streamline the data collection process, speed up the time it takes to characterize a site, and expedite decision making.

Using easy to understand graphic displays, tables, text summaries, and real world case studies, and by synthesizing technical and regulatory reference information crucial to the development of effective cleanup strategies,
this book provides the framework for environmental professionals to develop project and program approaches that meet today's needs.

An advanced text for those with at least basic understanding of environmental investigation, cleanup, regulations, decision making, and policy development, Accelerating Cleanup at Toxic Waste Sites addresses the "human" side of the environmental industry and why it is perhaps one of the most important considerations for successful accelerated cleanup. This book takes the next step by providing managers, project teams, and other professionals with approaches that bring techniques, regulations, strategies, and people together into one comprehensive package that works.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Reasons for Accelerating Cleanup and Streamlining Decision Making
Who Should Read This Book
Fundamental Principles
Book Organization
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Information Transfer and Technology Demonstration Programs
CERCLA Early Actions and Accelerated Cleanup
RCRA and Other EPA Programs
References
U.S. Department of Defense and Military Branches
Department of Defense
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Navy
U.S. Army
References
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Environmental Management (OEM)
OEM Environmental Restoration Program
Office of Health and Environmental Research
References
State and Local Environmental Programs
Research Programs
Voluntary Cleanup and Negotiating Actions Under State Programs
State Underground Storage Tank Programs
Western Governors Association
State Abandoned Mine Reclamation Programs
Developing Flexible Record of Decisions under CERCLA
California Base Closure Environmental Committee
References
Private Sector, Professional Organizations, and Concepts of Innovative Solutions
Observational Approach
Risk-Based Cleanup Approach
Computer Modeling
Geophysical Tools and Applications
Innovative Technologies and Approaches
References
Communication, Teamwork, Leadership, and Trust
General Concepts
Communication
Teamwork
Leadership
Trust
People Training and Intervention
References
Strategic Planning and Lowering Environmental Costs
Strategic Planning
Lowering Environmental Costs
References
Appendix A: Environmental Resource Guide
Appendix B: Completed U.S. EPA Site Measuring and Monitoring Technologies Evaluation Projects as of 1994
Appendix C: Remediation Technology Matrix

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