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

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

416.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE