Accession Number : ADA229399


Title :   Proceedings of Conference on Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils (3rd) Held in Amherst, Massachusetts on September 1989 (Petroleum Contaminated Soils. Volume 3)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr-30 Sep 1990,


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM


Personal Author(s) : Kostecki, Paul T ; Calabrese, Edward J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a229399.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 416


Abstract : Hydrocarbon contamination of soils has been a major focus of regulatory agencies and the research community for the past decade. While the research base upon which to provide public health and regulatory guidance to state and federal agencies was extremely limited in the early to mid portion of the 1980s, the past five years have witnessed a rapid maturation in the field, especially with respect to analysis, fate modeling, public health risk assessment, and remediation. The field has also seen the creation and development of an international advisory organization (CHESS-The Council for Health and Environment Safety of Soils) comprised of representatives of the federal and state governments, the private sector, and academia. CHESS is designed to provide technical information exchanged to affected parties of soil contamination and has as its ultimate goal the development of a clear and adaptable decision framework methodology for assessing and remediating soil contaminated sites. (JS)


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTS , *CONTAMINATION , *HYDROCARBONS , RISK , COMMUNITIES , SITES , SOILS , PETROLEUM PRODUCTS , SAFETY , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , MASSACHUSETTS , PUBLIC HEALTH , ADVISORY ACTIVITIES , ORGANIZATIONS , MATURATION , INTERNATIONAL


Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE