Risk Assessment and Management of an Oil Contaminated Aquifer: A Case History Studyby A. Braxein, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany,
H. Rubin, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany,
H. Daniels, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany,
G. Rouve, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany,
Abstract: This paper concerns the provision of the basic information needed for the decision-making process regarding the remedial measures leading to reutilization of an oil contaminated aquifer. The study refers to the case history of jet fuel contamination of an aquifer comprising part of the coastal aquifer of Israel. Due to that contamination two major water supply wells were abandoned. This study exemplied the use of numerical simulations in order to restore the contamination history of the aquifer. Such simulations also provide quantitative information needed for the decision-making process regarding the future management of the contaminated aquifer.
Subject Headings: Case studies | Aquifers | Risk management | Water pollution | Pollution | Groundwater management | Flow simulation | Hydrologic models | Information management | Israel | Middle East
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