STP1338

    Procedural and Computerized Methods for Assessing Site Risks to Achieve Remediation Goals

    Published: Jan 1998


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    Abstract

    A methodology was developed to characterize risks at hazardous waste sites to expedite evaluation of remedial alternatives in various types of environmental media. This methodology is composed of standard operating procedures that define the data collection and evaluation process and is assisted by a computerized system designed to maximize the analysis of large quantities of environmental data. The procedural process incorporates regulatory guidance and study plan design. The computerized data management system incorporates data qualification, data reduction, and risk analysis. Together, the process and the supporting system provide a framework used to rapidly process and analyze environmental data through risk characterization. The results from risk characterization are then directly used to formulate and evaluate remedial alternatives. This approach significantly streamlines the work necessary to establish remediation goals in compliance with environmental regulation.

    Keywords:

    Hazardous waste, data management, data quality assessment, risk-based screening, chemicals of potential concern, remedial action criteria


    Author Information:

    Mohr, DE
    Environmental Engineer, URS Greiner, Seattle, WA

    Illich, FS
    Environmental Engineer, URS Greiner, Seattle, WA


    Paper ID: STP13287S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP13287S


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