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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Streamlining the RI/FS for CERCLA Municipal Landfill Sites.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher Sep 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/9355.3-11/FS;
Stock Number PB91-921301
Additional Subjects Superfund ; Waste management ; Remedial action ; Municipal wastes ; Earth fills ; Feasibility studies ; Site surveys ; Ground water ; Environmental transport ; Risk assessment ; Ground cover ; Leaching ; Technology utilization ; Methane ; Substitutes ; Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response ; Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act ; National Priorities List ; National Contingency Plan
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-921301 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/1991
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Approximately 20 percent of the sites on the National Priorities List (NPL) are municipal landfills which typically share similar characteristics. Because of the similarity the Superfund Program anticipates that their remediation will involve similar waste management approaches. As stated in the National Contingency Plan, EPA expects that containment technologies will generally be appropriate for waste that poses a relatively low long-term threat or where treatment is impracticable (Sec. 300.430(a)(1)(iii)(B),55FR8846(March 8, 1990)). In addition, EPA expects treatment to be considered for identifiable areas of highly toxic and/or mobile material that constitute the principal threat(s) posed by the site (Sec. 300.430(a)(1)(iii)(A)). The similarity in landfill characteristics and the NCP expectations make it possible to streamline the RI/FS for municipal landfills with respect to site characterization, risk assessment, and the development of remedial action alternatives. The fact sheet outlines available streamlining techniques for each of these three phases of an RI/FS. Additional information, including tools to assist in scoping activities, will be included in the document Conducting Remedial Investigations/Feasibility Studies for CERCLA Municipal Landfill Sites (November 1990, Directive No. 9355.3-11). The document will be available from the Center for Environmental Research Information (FTS 684-7562 or 513-569-7562).