Review of State Regulations Regarding Natural Attenuation as a Remedial Option.
AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE BROOKS AFB TX
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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.
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