Strategies for Accelerating Cleanup at Toxic Waste Sites: Fast-Tracking Environmental Actions and Decision Making, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Strategies for Accelerating Cleanup at Toxic Waste Sites

Fast-Tracking Environmental Actions and Decision Making, 1st Edition

By Scott Marshall Payne

CRC Press

448 pages

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Hardback: 9781566702379
pub: 1997-12-29
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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


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


U.S. Department of Defense and Military Branches

Department of Defense

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Navy

U.S. Army


U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Environmental Management (OEM)

OEM Environmental Restoration Program

Office of Health and Environmental Research


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


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


Communication, Teamwork, Leadership, and Trust

General Concepts





People Training and Intervention


Strategic Planning and Lowering Environmental Costs

Strategic Planning

Lowering Environmental Costs


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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General