Soil Contamination Issues at Port Marine Terminals

by Donald W. Rice, Los Angeles Harbor Dep, San Pedro, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


A preliminary survey of hydrocarbon contaminated soil and groundwater problems in U.S. west coast ports indicates that the problem occurs in most major port areas. Using the Port of Los Angeles as a case study, historical development and current activities are reviewed with respect to the problem. The policy, administrative and technical issues associated with finding solutions to the problem are described. Several case histories are reviewed regarding product recovery and remediation projects. Specifications for the modernization and upgrading of existing facilities to remediate contamination and achieve contamination source control during a facilities lease renewal process are described.

Subject Headings: Soil pollution | Case studies | Ports and harbors | Marine terminals | Soil surveys | Remediation | Groundwater pollution | Storage tanks | Los Angeles | California | United States

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