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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title On-Line Tools for Assessing Petroleum Releases.
Author Weaver, J. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA. Ecosystems Research Div.
Publisher Sep 2004
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA/600/R-04/101;
Stock Number PB2005-101442
Additional Subjects Online systems ; Petroleum products ; Internet ; Plumes ; Risk assessment ; Environmental transport ; Aquifers ; Contaminants ; Well placement ; Plume diving
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2005-101442 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/03/2005
Collation one CD-ROM contains 81 page document
The National Exposure Research Laboratorys Ecosystems Research Division (ERD) in Athens, Georgia, conducts research on organic and inorganic chemicals, greenhouse gas biogeochemical cycles, and land use perturbations that create direct and indirect, chemical and non-chemical stresses, exposures, and potential risks to humans and ecosystems. ERD develops, tests, applies and provides technical support for exposure and ecosystem response models used for assessing and managing risks to humans and ecosystems, within a watershed / regional context. The Regulatory Support Branch (RSB) conducts problem-driven and applied research, develops technology tools, and provides technical support to customer Program and Regional Offices, States, Municipalities, and Tribes. Models are distributed and supported via the EPA Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling (CEAM). The Internet tools described in this report provide methods and models for evaluation of contaminated sites. Two problems are addressed by models. The first is the placement of wells for correct delineation of contaminant plumes. Because aquifer recharge can displace plumes downward, the vertical placement of well screens is critical to obtain proper characterization data. The second is the use of models where data are limited. In this case some form of uncertainty analysis is necessary to evaluate transport behavior. The remainder of the report describes a series of tools for estimating various model input parameters.