|Fundamentals of soil science as applicable to management of hazardous wastes /
Burden, David S. ;
Sims, J. L.
|Utah Water Research Lab., Logan.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Ada, OK. Subsurface Protection and Remediation Div.
| Superfund Technology Center for Ground Water, National Risk Management Laboratory, Subsurface Protection and Remediation Division, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center,
Hazardous waste site remediation--United States ;
Soil management--United States ;
Soil science--United States
Hazardous wastes ;
Soil science ;
Waste management ;
Site characterization ;
Soil properties ;
Ecological concentration ;
Environmental transport ;
Ground water ;
Soil contamination ;
Environmental exposure pathway ;
Pollution control ;
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|23 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A thorough soil characterization of a contaminated terrestrial system is essential to the development of an accurate assessment of the extent of problems associated with the specific contamination as well as identification and implementation of remedial actions. Characterization efforts will define potential means and routes of exposure to human populations and the environment in order to develop appropriate site modification and management procedures for protection of public health and the environment. The goal of an effective soil characterization process is the identification and measurement of specific soil factors that affect the behavior and fate of specific waste constituents at a specific contaminate site so that an effective remedial action can be developed.
Caption title. At head of title: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. "April 1999." Includes bibliographical references (pages 22-23). "EPA/540-S-98-500."