Alternatives for Ground Water Cleanup by Committee on Ground Water Cleanup Altern, National Research

By Committee on Ground Water Cleanup Altern, National Research Council

There's approximately 300,000 waste websites within the usa the place flooring water and soil are infected. but fresh reports query no matter if latest applied sciences can fix infected floor water to consuming water criteria, that is the aim for many websites and the end result anticipated by way of the general public. How can the kingdom stability public overall healthiness, technological realities, and value while addressing floor water cleanup? This new quantity deals particular conclusions, outlines learn wishes, and recommends rules which are technologically sound whereas nonetheless retaining overall healthiness and the surroundings. Authored through the pinnacle specialists from and academia, this quantity examines how the actual, chemical, and organic features of the subsurface atmosphere, in addition to the houses of contaminants, complicate the cleanup activity. It studies the restrictions of widespread traditional pump-and-treat cleanup structures, together with specified case reviews. It evaluates a number of cutting edge cleanup applied sciences and the limitations to their complete implementation. It additionally provides particular options for rules and practices in comparing illness websites, in determining remediation applied sciences, and in surroundings applicable cleanup objectives.

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In part because of the wide variation in contaminated sites and because the total number of sites is uncertain, estimating the total national costs of cleaning up contaminated ground water is extremely difficult. , 1991). , 1991), this represents a cost of $8,000 per household. , 1992, p. 38). Some contest the accuracy of such cost estimates because of the high level of uncer Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files.

Html EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 15 ments in analysis suggested in this report (for example, evaluating the number of pore volumes extracted per year). Recommendation 2. The committee recommends that the EPA establish a standardized, centralized, broadly accessible repository for site information. Currently, accessing the large amount of existing site data from completed and ongoing ground water remediation projects is extremely difficult. To increase the accessibility of data, the EPA could develop suggested formats for collection and analysis of site-specific information.

According to the EPA (1993), the cost of cleaning up underground storage tank leaks varies widely and may be as low as $2,000 for some sites and as high as $1 million for others. , P. F. Scodari, and D. H. Garner. 1992. Environmental investments: the cost of cleaning up. Environment 34(2):12-20, 38-44. Deutsch, M. 1961. Incidents of chromium contamination of ground water in Michigan. Pp. 98-104 in Ground Water Contamination: Proceedings of the 1961 Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 5-7. PB-214895.

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