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Main Title A study to determine the feasibility of using a ground-penetrating radar for more effective remediation of subsurface contamination /
Author Douglas, Dennis G. ; Burns, A. A. ; Rino, C. L. ; Maresca, J. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Douglas, Dennis G.
Yezzi, James.
CORP Author Foster Wheeler Enviresponse, Inc., Edison, NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600-SR-92-089; EPA/600/R-92/089; 68-03-3409; EPA-68-C9-0033; PB92169382
Stock Number PB92-169382
OCLC Number 27086589
Subjects Synthetic aperture radar ; Groundwater--Pollution ; Soil pollution
Additional Subjects Remedial action ; Hazardous materials spills ; Subsurface investigations ; Synthetic aperture radar ; Feasibility studies ; Land pollution ; Water pollution ; Soil contamination ; Ground water ; Cost effectiveness ; Performance evaluation ; Soil surveys ; Design criteria ; Chemical compounds ; Crude oil ; Ground penetrating radar ; Cleanup operations
Internet Access
Description Access URL http://purl.access.gpo.gob/GPO/LPS522
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-R-92-089 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/10/1992
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-SR-92-089 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/02/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-SR-92-089 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/17/2018
ELBD RPS EPA 600-SR-92-089 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/05/2017 DISPERSAL
EMBD  EPA/600/R-92/089 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/24/1992
EMBD  EPA/600/SR-92/089 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 12/28/2001
ERAD  EPA 600/R-92-089 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/19/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-R-92-089 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
ESBD  EPA-600-R-92-089 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 06/09/1995 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB92-169382 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 4 pages ; 28 cm
Remediation of hazardous material spills is often costly and entails cumbersome procedures. The traditional method is to drill core samples in the area where the contaminant is thought to be present and then analyze these samples in a laboratory. The denser the sampling grid, the more effective it is; unfortunately, it is also more expensive to implement and more damaging to the environment. A nonintrusive method for detecting subsurface contamination, therefore, would be highly desirable. Toward this end, the capability of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to identify natural subsurface features, detect man-made objects buried in the soil, and both detect and define the extent of contaminated soil or groundwater was assessed. The study concluded that the technology for the envisioned GPR already exists. In terms of hardware, it was found that a synthetic-pulse radar has the potential to operate effectively in the three types of subsurface environments modeled in the study, environments representative of seven out of ten 'common cases' found at remediation sites.
Caption title. "June 1992." "EPA/600-SR-92-089." Includes bibliographical references.