Trouble in Our Own Back Yard

by Bev Jafek, Communications Mgr.; Woodward-Clyde Consultants, San Francisco, Calif.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 2, Pg. 40-43

Document Type: Feature article


One million tanks will leak toxic and hazardous substances into the U.S. soil within the next four years. Prevention begins with rapid discovery and probability analysis. Various cleanup methods, both for surface and subsurface spills, are described.

Subject Headings: Leakage | Toxicity | Hazardous materials | Soil pollution | Probability | Subsurface environment | Hazardous materials spills

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