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Main Title Methodology to inventory, classify, and prioritize uncontrolled waste disposal sites /
Author Nelson, Ann B. ; Hartshorn, L. A. ; Young, R. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hartshorn, L. A.
Young R. A.
CORP Author Monroe County Environmental Management Council, Rochester, NY. ;Lockheed Engineering and Management Services Co., Inc., Houston, TX. ;State Univ. of New York Coll. at Geneseo.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA/600/4-83/050; EPA-68-03-3049
Stock Number PB84-120153
Additional Subjects Sites ; Aerial surveys ; Inventories ; Classification ; Methodology ; Potable water ; Leaching ; Geology ; Hydrogeology ; Ranking ; Waste disposal ; Land use
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-120153 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 140 pages ; 28 cm
A comprehensive method to inventory uncontrolled waste disposal sites integrates all available historic, engineering, geologic, land use, water supply, and public agency or private company records in order to develop a complete and accurate site profile. Detailed information on site contents may not be available but areas of potential impact can be evaluated. Where people or drinking water supplies are affected, further investigation is indicated. Historic aerial photographs provide the accuracy and documentation required to compile a precise record of site boundaries, points of access, and adjacent land use. Engineering borings for construction projects in the vicinity of suspected sites are integrated with geologic information to construct reasonable hydrogeologic models to evaluate potential leachate impact on water wells or nearby inhabitants. Sites are systematically ranked using matrices with appropriate variables, such as geology, land use, or distance to water wells. This kind of an evaluation is a necessary step in the prioritization of sites where little is known about contents and where numbers of sites preclude a comprehensive drilling and testing program.
EPA 600/4-83-050. PB84-120153. "October 1983." Microfiche.