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EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES FOR CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RELEASES
Melvold, R., L. McCarthy, AND Jr. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES FOR CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RELEASES. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/D-84/023.
Information is provided for selecting the best spill stabilization controls for hazardous substances regulated by the Comprehensive Enviromental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). Information is also provided on the onsite assessment of spill severity, application of precautionary measures, determination of response effectiveness and termination of initial response. To adequately provide relevant guidance for almost 500 CERCLA chemicals covered in the study, a hazardous substance classification system was developed based on (1) a substance's chemical and physical properties, and (2) a substance's hazard potential to the public, to the workers, and to the environment. All substance that generally behave similarly upon release, based on their physical and chemical properties, are placed within a specific class.