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Geological Aspects of Hazardous Waste Management - Stephen M. Testa

Geological Aspects of Hazardous Waste Management

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1994
ISBN: 9780873716307
Number Of Pages: 560

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Geologic Aspects of Hazardous Waste Management brings together technical, legislative, regulatory, and business aspects of hazardous waste issues as they pertain to preventing, assessing, containing, and remediating soil and groundwater contamination. The book emphasizes how subsurface geologic and hydrogeologic conditions affect the decision-making process, and it focuses on critical issues facing industry, government, and the public. The book is excellent for consultants, project managers, regulators, geologists, geophysicists, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, risk assessors, environmental engineers, chemists, toxicologists, and environmental lawyers.

"An important reference for the environmental industry." -Ground Water

The Waste Problemp. 1
Waste Disposal Alternativesp. 3
The Role of the Geologistp. 6
Regulatory Framework
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)p. 16
Clean Water Act (CWA)p. 16
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)p. 20
Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)p. 23
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)p. 27
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)p. 33
Geologic Principles
Porosity, Permeability, and Diagenesisp. 56
Sedimentary Sequences and Facies Architecturep. 59
Structural Style and Frameworkp. 87
Seismicityp. 95
Hydrogeologic Principles
The Flux Equationp. 102
Saturated Systemsp. 105
Unsaturated Systemsp. 129
Groundwater Chemistryp. 138
Techniques for Subsurface Characterization
Subsurface Explorationp. 146
Cone Penetration Testingp. 163
Classification of Subsurface Materialsp. 164
Soil Vapor Monitoringp. 174
Boring Logs and Well Construction Detailsp. 175
Soil Vapor Monitoringp. 179
Geophysical Applications
Surface Geophysical Techniquesp. 190
Downhole Geophysical Techniquesp. 199
Waste Characterization
Waste Characterizationp. 227
Soil as a Hazardous Wastep. 229
Groundwater as a Hazardous Wastep. 235
Crude Oilp. 240
Debris Rulep. 240
Declassificationp. 241
Subsurface Processes
Physical Processesp. 252
Biological Processesp. 256
Chemical Processesp. 268
Nonaqueous Phase Liquids
Properties of NAPLsp. 296
Light Nonaqueous Phase Liquidsp. 300
Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquidsp. 313
Source Identificationp. 320
Landfill Disposal
Landfill Designp. 331
Siting Criteriap. 336
Vadose Detection Monitoringp. 337
Groundwater Detection Monitoringp. 339
Case Historiesp. 348
Underground Injection
Classes of Injection Wellsp. 379
Siting Criteriap. 386
Hydrogeologic Considerationsp. 389
Design Criteriap. 396
Reporting and Monitoringp. 397
Geochemical Fate of Injected Hazardous Wastep. 402
Underground Geologic Repositories
Siting Criteriap. 410
Host Rock Typesp. 411
Design Considerationsp. 430
Ocean Disposal
Types of Ocean Wastep. 445
The Ocean Environmentp. 452
Ocean Processesp. 464
Geologic Considerationsp. 468
App. A Conversions for International System (SI Metric) and United States Unitsp. 477
App. B Glossary of Regulatory Terms of Geologic Significancep. 489
App. C Analysis Reference Chartp. 517
Indexp. 525
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ISBN: 9780873716307
ISBN-10: 0873716302
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.69 x 15.75  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 1