1.1 This standard provides a general method of selecting effective constituents for detection monitoring programs at RCRA Waste Disposal Facilities. The process described in this standard presents a methodology that takes into consideration physical and chemical characteristics of the source material(s), the surrounding hydrogeologic regime, and site-specific geochemistry to identify and select those parameters that provide most effective detection of a potential release from a waste management unit (WMU).
1.2 In the following sections, complete details of evaluation of effective monitoring constituents for a groundwater detection-monitoring program were based on site-specific waste characterization.
1.3 The statistical methodology described in the following sections should be used as guidance. Other methods may also be appropriate based on site-specific conditions or for monitoring situations or media that are not presented in this document.
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