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Main Title Reference manual of countermeasures for hazardous substance releases /
Author Unterberg, W. ; Melvold, R. W. ; Davis, S. L. ; Stephens, F. J. ; Bush, F. G.
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Author Title of a Work
Unterberg, Walter.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Services, Inc., Camarillo, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/069; EPA-68-03-3014
Stock Number PB87-232252
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Safety measures--Handbooks, manuals, etc. ; Waste spills--Safety measures--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Countermeasures ; Manuals ; State government ; Local government ; National government ; Feasibility ; Sites ; Procedures ; Biological processes
Internet Access
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https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=910249XI.PDF
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NTIS  PB87-232252 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 297 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract
When a release of hazardous substances has occurred or threatens to occur, federal, state, local government or industrial personnel may have to assume responsibility for immediate and planned removal which is the principal cleanup and treatment phase. The authors must select treatment and disposal processes, or countermeasures, which are effective for the particular hazardous substances and circumstances of the release. The manual contains procedures to assist response personnel in selecting optimum countermeasures. The procedures make up a rational methodology which consists of four decision-making steps in series, starting with identification of the substance(s) involved and site-specific parameters, and ending with an optimization of technically feasible countermeasures in the light of economic, logistic, and other criteria. The methodology uses comprehensive tables, or matrices, which provide technical guidance for almost 700 hazardous substances designated by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, otherwise known as CERCLA or Superfund (PL96-510). Remedial action of a long-term nature, which follows removal, is not addressed here. The manual is designed as a reference for use in field or office and stands alone. It is based on available, sometimes incomplete, sources. Its purpose is to provide persons with a limited background a fast, workable guide to plausible removal countermeasures, given a reasonable amount of knowledge about the release. The user should be cognizant of federal, state and local regulations that may impact the decision to select specific countermeasures, and of the fact that these regulations may be amended from time to time. An example of the application of the manual to a real situation is included.
Notes
Handbook. Sponsoring agency: Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research & Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "August 1987." Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-257). Reproduction. Microfiche.