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Main Title Compendium of costs of remedial technologies at hazardous waste sites : final report /
CORP Author Hazardous Waste Environmental Research Laboratory.
Publisher Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/087
OCLC Number 18425601
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--United States--Costs. ; Hazardous waste sites--Costs. ; Environmental engineering
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD1040.C645 1985 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-87-087 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/27/2014
ERAM  TD1040.C645 1985 HWC Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/14/1992
ESAD  EPA 600-2-87-087 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/03/2017
ESAD  EPA 0374 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/10/1988
Collation vi, 198 pages ; 28 cm
Accurate estimates of hazardous waste site remedial responses are important in order to: (1) budget the Superfund Response Fund, (2) estimate costs at specific sites, (3) cost-effectively select remedial actions, and (4) effectively negotiate with private response parties for private action or cost recovery. Unfortunately, standard engineering costing methodologies have been relatively inaccurate in estimating actual response costs. This is primarily due to the uniqueness of the site problems and the uncertainties in eventual effectiveness of the responses.The purpose of this document is to record and analyze the actual expenses incurred during remedial responses for seven major types of engineering technologies. The costs documented here are the 'bottomline" numbers showing the ultimate cost of the responses. The data supporting this compendium is derived from a series of 31 case studies of actual hazardous waste remedial responses. This report also investigates the divergence between actual remedial costs and estimates from existing engineering cost methodologies. In addition, the compendium lists the major factors that cause the costs' movements. Because of the scope of the report coverage and the small sample size the data provided here be viewed as "bench marks" for the estimation of future response costs. Users are urged to examine the specific site conditions underlying the reported costs by consulting the case studies from which these estimates are derived.
On cover: Environmental Law Institute. "September 1985." Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198).