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Main Title A Study to determine the feasibility of using a ground-penetrating radar for more effective remediation of subsurface contamination /
Author Douglas, Dennis G. ; Burns, A. A. ; Rino, C. L. ; Maresca, J. W.
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Author Title of a Work
Burns, Alan A.
Rino, Charles L.
Maresca, Joseph W.
Yezzi, James.
CORP Author Foster Wheeler Enviresponse, Inc., Edison, NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/089; EPA-68-C9-0033
Stock Number PB92-169382
Subjects Synthetic aperture radar.
Additional Subjects Remedial action ; Hazardous materials spills ; Subsurface investigations ; Synthetic aperture radar ; Feasibility studies ; Land pollution ; Water pollution ; Soil contamination ; Ground water ; Cost effectiveness ; Performance evaluation ; Soil surveys ; Design criteria ; Chemical compounds ; Crude oil ; Ground penetrating radar ; Cleanup operations
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NTIS  PB92-169382 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 123 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Remediation of hazardous material spills is often costly and entails cumbersome procedures. The traditional method is to drill core samples in the area where the contaminant is thought to be present and then analyze these samples in a laboratory. The denser the sampling grid, the more effective it is; unfortunately, it is also more expensive to implement and more damaging to the environment. A nonintrusive method for detecting subsurface contamination, therefore, would be highly desirable. Toward this end, the capability of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to identify natural subsurface features, detect man-made objects buried in the soil, and both detect and define the extent of contaminated soil or groundwater was assessed. The study concluded that the technology for the envisioned GPR already exists. In terms of hardware, it was found that a synthetic-pulse radar has the potential to operate effectively in the three types of subsurface environments modeled in the study, environments representative of seven out of ten 'common cases' found at remediation sites.
"Project officer: James Yezzi." "EPA/600/R-92/089." "Contract no.: 68-03-3409." "May 1992." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.