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Main Title Compendium of costs of remedial technologies at hazardous waste sites /
Author Yang, Edward C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bauma, Dirk.
Schwartz, Linda.
Werner, James D.
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600-S2-87-087
OCLC Number 19707947
Subjects Hazardous waste treatment facilities--Costs
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-87-087 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-87-087 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/06/2018
ELBD RPS EPA 600-S2-87-087 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/22/2016
Collation 2 pages ; 28 cm
"January 1988." "EPA/600-S2-87-087." Caption title. At head of title: Project summary.
Contents Notes
"Accurate estimates of hazardous waste site remedial responses are important in order to: (1) budget the Superfund Response Fund, (2) estimate costs at specific sites, (3) cost-effectively select remedial actions, and (4) effectively negotiate with private response parties for private action or cost recovery. Unfortunately, standard engineering costing methodologies have been relatively inaccurate in estimating actual response costs. This is primarily due to the uniqueness of the site problems and the uncertainties in eventual effectiveness of the responses. The purpose of the full document is to record and analyze the actual expenses incurred during the remedial responses for seven major types of engineering technologies. The cost documented are the "bottomline" numbers showing the ultimate cost of the responses. The data supporting the compendium is derived for a series of 31 case studies of actual hazardous waste remedial responses. The full report also investigates the divergence between actual remedial costs and estimates from existing engineering cost methodologies. In addition, the compendium lists the major factors that cause the costs' movements. Because of the scope of the report coverage and the small sample size, the data provided are to be viewed as ' 'bench marks" for estimating future response costs. Users are urged to examine the specific site conditions underlying the reported costs by consulting the case studies from which these estimates are derived."