Housing and Hazardous Waste Contamination: Problems and Remedies

by Robert B. Seaman, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; New England College, New Science Bldg., Henniker, NH 03242,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-573-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-573-7 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 38

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Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | Boston, Massachusetts, United States | October 31, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


When hazardous waste sites are discovered in close proximity to residential areas, scientists and engineers are often faced with conducting complex studies involving many government agencies at all levels. Successful hydrogeological investigations of the causes of contamination leading to proposed remedies requires that careful efforts be made to anticipate cultural interferences and develop a good community relations program. This is essential towards facilitating effective communications between the public and project engineers and scientists. Otherwise, extensive costs, delays, and insufficient data collection that impede remedial solutions will result, thereby reducing even further the public's confidence in the government's ability to respond quickly and effectively to environmental problems. The four papers in this book address these issues. These papers were presented at a session on problems and remedies in housing and hazardous waste contamination at the ASCE October 1986 National Convention in Boston.

Subject Headings: Occupational safety | Housing | Hazardous wastes | Pollution | Domestic wastes | Waste sites | Government | Residential location


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