There may be nearly 300,000 waste sites in the United States where ground water and soil are contaminated. Yet recent studies question whether existing technologies can restore contaminated ground water to drinking water standards, which is the goal for most sites and the result expected by the public.
How can the nation balance public health, technological realities, and cost when addressing ground water cleanup? This new volume offers specific conclusions, outlines research needs, and recommends policies that are technologically sound while still protecting health and the environment.
Authored by the top experts from industry and academia, this volume
Table of Contents
|1 The Ground Water Cleanup Controversy||19-34|
|2 Complexity of the Contaminated Subsurface||35-79|
|3 Performance of Conventional Pump-and-Treat Systems||80-124|
|4 Capabilities of Enhanced Pump-and-Treat and Alternative Technologies||125-192|
|5 Characterizing Sites for Ground Water Cleanup||193-212|
|6 Setting Goals for Ground Water Cleanup||213-254|
|7 Policy Implications of a Technical Problem||255-274|
|A Summary of Pump-and-Treat Systems Reviewed in This Study||275-284|
|C Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff||299-304|
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