ALTERNATIVES TO THE DISPOSAL OF CONTAMINATED SOIL GUIDANCE MANUAL

Highway Agencies involved in real estate transactions to support highway construction projects are frequently confronted with problems associated with the assessment, handling, treatment, and disposal of soils contaminated with petroleum and its associated compounds. Dealing with these contaminated soils can have a major impact on highway planning, budgeting, and implenetation of needed projects. These problems often present to highway personnel legal, regulatory, economic, technical, and public issues that can often delay projects, increase cost, and potentially expose personnel to considerable safety and health risks. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has, over the past several years, discovered contaminated soil within its right-of-way on a number of proposed highway projects. Many times the solution to these contamination problems has been excavation and direct land disposal. However, a number of factors indicate that the continued practice of direct land disposal is of great concern and possibly not in the best interst of NJDOT. Therefore, it has become increasingly evident that NJDOT staff need information and methodologies to identify, assess, and implement alternative treatment technologies to direct land disposal. The Hazardous Substance Management Research Center (HSMRC) conducted a literature review to identify the universe of technologies that may be appropriate for NJDOT use. The result of this review of seven technology classes was then subjected to a screening process which identified the five most promising technologies: Reuse (without treatment and asphalt augmentation), Low Temperature Thermal Treatment, Biological Land Treatment (Landfarming, Composting, and Ex-Situ Treatment), Soil Vapor Extraction, and In-Situ Bioremediation. This guidance manual provides the detailed evalution of these five technoloiges.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Authors:
    • Librizzi, W J
    • McKenna, G F
    • Gochfeld, M
    • SCHURING, J
    • Black, M
  • Publication Date: 1994-4

Language

  • English

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00725843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1996 12:00AM