part SECTION I Fundamentals of Manufactured Gas -- chapter 1 Gas and Gasmaking in Massachusetts -- chapter 2 Other Aspects of Gas Engineering in Massachusetts -- chapter 3 Historic Gas Industry in Massachusetts -- part Section II: Boston: A Case Study of a Cityâ€™s Gas Industry -- chapter 4 Manufactured Gas in Boston 1823â€“1922 -- chapter 5 Geographic and Geological Setting of Boston, as it Affects the Coal Tar Threat -- chapter 6 Historic Regulation of the Massachusetts Gas Industry (1861â€“1923) -- part Section III: Character and Regulation of Manufactured Gas in Massachusetts -- chapter 7 Character of Manufactured Gas Companies of Massachusetts -- chapter 8 Gasworks By-Productsâ€”Original Uses and Environmental Legacy -- chapter 9 Historical Information Critical to Meaningful Site Remediation -- part Section IV: Considerations for Massachusetts Gasworks and Coalâ€“Tar Remediation -- chapter 10 Historic Patterns of Gasworks Wastes and Pollution in Massachusetts -- chapter 11 Present-Day (2017) Coal-Tar Assessment and Remediation in Massachusetts -- chapter 12 Modern Technical Approaches to Coal-Tar Assessment and Remediation -- chapter 13 1 Objectives -- chapter 14 Summary and Conclusions. "The assessment, remediation, and redevelopment of manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites pose a significant technical and financial challenge to successor property owners, including municipalities and other public entities undertaking brownfields revitalization, and to their consulting environmental engineers. Due to the toxicity of many coal tar constituents, sites contaminated as a result of gasworks operations pose a significant threat to public health. This book will discuss the history of the manufactured gas industry in Massachusetts (the largest in the US), as well as the toxicity of gasworks waste products, technical challenges in the cleanup process, and the process for site cleanups."--Provided by publisher.