Geological Aspects of Hazardous Waste Management

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CRC Press, Nov 18, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 560 pages
Geologic Aspects of Hazardous Waste Management brings together technical, legislative, regulatory, and business aspects of hazardous waste issues as they pertain to preventing, assessing, containing, and remediating soil and groundwater contamination. The book emphasizes how subsurface geologic and hydrogeologic conditions affect the decision-making process, and it focuses on critical issues facing industry, government, and the public. The book is excellent for consultants, project managers, regulators, geologists, geophysicists, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, risk assessors, environmental engineers, chemists, toxicologists, and environmental lawyers.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Regulatory Framework
15
Geologic Principles
55
Hydrogeologic Principles
101
Techniques for Subsurface Characterization
145
Geophysical Applications
189
Waste Characterization
225
Subsurface Processes
247
Introduction
329
Underground Injection
377
Underground Geologic Repositories
409
Ocean Disposal
443
A Conversions for International System SI Metric
477
B Glossary of Regulatory Terms of Geologic Significance
489
Analysis Reference Chart
517
Index
525

Nonaqueous Phase Liquids
295

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Stephen M. Testa is president and founder of Applied Environmental Services, Inc., located in San Juan Capistrano, California. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Geology from California State University at Northridge. For the past 17 years, he has worked in the areas of geology, hydrogeology, engineering geology, and hazardous waste management with firms such as Bechtel, Inc., Converse Consultants, Dames and Moore, and Engineering Enterprises, Inc. He has participated in numerous subsurface hydrogeologic site characterization projects associated with nuclear hydroelectric power and petrochemical plants, hazardous waste disposal facilities, and other industrial and commercial complexes. For the past five years, his main emphasis has been in the area of nonaqueous phase liquid hydrocarbon recovery and aquifer restoration. Maintaining overall management and technical responsibilities in engineering geology, hydrogeology, and hazardous waste-related projects, he has participated in numerous projects involving geologic and hydrogeologic site assessments, soil and water quality assessments, soil remediation, design and development of groundwater monitoring and aquifer remediation programs, waste minimization and recycling, and expert testimony. Mr. Testa is the author of three books and more than 60 technical papers. He is an active member of numerous organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of Engineering Geologists, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers, Hazardous Materials Control Research Institute, Geological Society of America, California Groundwater Association, and Sigma Xi. He is also a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, where he has served on the Executive Committee and on various committees, including the National Committee for Professional Development, Continuing Education and Screening. He also conducts workshops on various environmental topics and teaches part-time at the University of Southern California and California State University at Fullerton.

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