Risk Assessment for Groundwater Pollution Control

by William F. McTernan, Prof.; School of Civ. Engrg., Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK,
Edward Kaplan, (M.ASCE), Scientist; Brookhaven Natl. Lab., Bldg. 830, Upton, NY 11973,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-784-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-784-5 (ISBN-10), 1991, Soft Cover, Pg. 376
DataNotAvailable, Prepared by the Groundwater Risk Assessment Task Committee for the Water Pollution Management Committee of the Environmental Engineering Division

Document Type: Book

Abstract: This report discusses the control of contaminated groundwater and the use of risk assessment to mitigate this contamination. The report explores such issues as defining the level of contamination, determining which substances are contaminants, and deciding the level of restoration needed. These and other issues are discussed within the framework of risk assessment and risk management. Critical components of risk assessment and risk management are described, as are their strengths and weaknesses.

Subject Headings: Risk management | Groundwater pollution | Groundwater management | Environmental issues | Pollutants | Frames


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