EVALUATION OF REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVES FOR CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS: A COHERENT DECISION-MAKING APPROACH

This case study discusses the procedures for evaluating contaminated sediments. This involves going to a site, looking at the data, and deciding whether an unacceptable risk exists. If there is an unacceptable risk, then in most cases, the feasibility of various remedial options will be evaluated. When evaluating sites, it is not enough to say there is an unacceptable risk and therefore the presumptive remedy is dredging. Dredging does not work everywhere. In cases where there are significant risks and significant costs, a prognostic risk assessment must be done.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: p. 60-62
  • Monograph Title: NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS: COUPLING RISK REDUCTION WITH SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AND REUSE. PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE, WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 27-29, 1998
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00780313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309070732
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 23 1999 12:00AM