Groundwater contamination can affect significantly construction activities in areas of the country where the depth to groundwater is relatively shallow. An innovative method of controlling groundwater contamination plumes during construction to prevent worker exposure to the contaminants and exacerbation of the contaminant plume is presented. Application of this method can reduce delay claims, injuries, and potential litigation related to the contamination. The plume capture principles were applied successfully at two sites with petroleum hydrocarbon groundwater contamination adjacent to a dewatering project in Orlando, Florida. Contamination plumes were decreased greatly after plume capture, with no exacerbation of either plume.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 92-98
  • Monograph Title: Environmental issues: energy, water, noise, waste, and natural resources
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030906113X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1995 12:00AM