Decision Framework for Assessment of Leaking UST's

by Daniel Kofi Asante-Duah, Environmental Resources Management, Inc, United States,
Phillip Ludvigsen, Environmental Resources Management, Inc, United States,
Lannae Long, Environmental Resources Management, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


A computer-based environmental planning tool, designed to help mitigate the environmental problems associated with leaking underground storage tanks (UST) is presented in this article. The work elaborates on the tasks involved in developing hypermedia (comprising of both bitmapped graphics and text) computer modules for environmental planning. Such hypermedia documents allow users to view only the information that is pertinent to making a given decision. The user of this tool also has on-line access to documentation that is germane to the decision node being viewed. The environmental cleanup decision framework is expected to provide guidance in the investigation of possible releases. This will further aid in developing appropriate responses once a release is confirmed. Such a tool will provide for an effective and rational way to negotiating feasible remedial actions with appropriate regulatory agencies.

Subject Headings: Frames | Leakage | Soil pollution | Water pollution | Storage tanks | Soil analysis | Soil water | Water storage

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