Expeditious Method for Estimating Cleanup Costs at Department of Defense Installations in Korea
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The purpose of this research was to develop and test a method that can be used to expeditiously estimate costs of hazardous waste site remediation at US DoD installations in Korea allowing decision-makers to formulate remediation strategy. This objective was addressed through answering the following questions 1 What cost and time constraints do the decision-makers have in developing remediation cost estimates 2 What degree of accuracy do the decision-makers require in cost estimates 3 What estimating models are available for determining costs of remediation activities 4 Have models been used to estimate remediation activities costs at Korean installations and 5 Of the models elicited in question 3, which met the needs of decision-makers as defined in questions 1 and 2 This research resulted in selection of the Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements system as a model for use in obtaining expeditious site specific costs. A regression model was developed for use in obtaining a rough estimate of an entire installations remediation costs. These models can be applied to our Korean installations to rapidly provide decision-makers with cost estimates that can be used for formulating a remediation strategy that meets mission requirements while responding to evolving domestic and international conditions.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control