Accession Number:

ADA324023

Title:

Review of State Regulations Regarding Natural Attenuation as a Remedial Option.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The AFCEEs risk-based approach to petroleum cleanup is designed to promote risk-based standards and cost-effective technologies to remediate sites with petroleum contamination. One major thrust of AFCEEs approach is to support a wider recognition and acceptance of natural attenuation as a viable alternative for restoring groundwater contaminated with dissolved petroleum products. Natural attenuation is also referred to as intrinsic bioremediation, passive bioremediation, or intrinsic remediation. It is a remediation approach that depends upon natural processes e.g., dilution, dispersion, sorption, volatilization, chemical transformation, and biodegradation acting to contain contaminants, reduce contaminant concentrations and mass, and to restore groundwater quality.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE