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Main Title Framework for Site Characterization for Monitored Natural Attenuation of Volatile Organic Compounds in Ground Water.
Author B. Pivetz ; D. Abshire ; W. Brandon ; S. Mangion ; B. Roberts
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 2012
Report Number EPA/600/R-12/712; EP-C-08-034
Stock Number PB2014-107422
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Organic chlorinated compounds ; Water pollution monitoring ; Attenuation ; Decision making ; Implementation ; Performance evaluation ; Project management ; Remedial action ; Site characterization ; Monitored natural attenuation(MNA)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2014-107422 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 89p
Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) is unique among remedial technologies in relying entirely on natural processes to achieve site-specific objectives. Site characterization is essential to provide site-specific data and interpretations for the decision-making process (i.e., to determine if site remedial goals can be met with MNA in appropriate remedial time frames), and to provide site-specific data and interpretations to design a performance monitoring system (i.e., to determine the necessary monitoring parameters, locations, and frequency for monitoring). This publication provides a framework for site characterization in the context of MNA and is intended primarily for project managers to use during the planning, tasking, implementation, and/ or review of site characterization where MNA may be considered as a potential remedial technology. This document presents a broad overview of technical issues including development of a conceptual site model, characterization variables, sampling locations and frequencies, problematic issues encountered at MNA sites and approaches to overcome them, and the interpretations related to the MNA decision-making process.