Management of Contaminated Groundwater Using Natural Attenuation

by David F. Laney,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


Many state and federal regulations governing remediation of contaminated groundwater give preference to the implementation of remedial alternatives which are capable of providing protection of human health and the environment. To ensure that remedial alternatives are capable of meeting these objectives, any remedy which is selected for use is supposed to be able to comply with cleanup goals like the attainment of maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) and/or the reduction of long term residual risk to an acceptable level (generally 10–4 to 10–6 for carcinogenic contaminants).

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Groundwater management | Public health and safety | Pollutants | Laws and regulations | Health hazards | Federal government | Mitigation and remediation

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