Effective and Safe Waste Management: Interfacing Sciences and Engineering with Monitoring and Risk Analysis

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Effective and safe waste management is dependent on the collaborative interaction of engineers, computer modeling specialists, toxicologists, risk assessment experts, soil scientists, biologists, geologists, chemists and professionals in many other disciplines. To meet the needs of this diverse group, this book covers effective and safe waste management topics in a holistic sense, including air monitoring as well as soil and water monitoring, site-specific evaluation and monitoring as well as generic management, and scientific and regulatory compliance issues as well as public interactions. It is an essential reference for all professionals involved in waste management, monitoring, and risk analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873712415
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/23/1992
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I The Introduction
1 Waste Management Trends: Introductory Vignettes 3
Sect. II The Overview
2 Overview of Waste Management and Environmental Restoration Programs at the Oak Ridge Complex 11
3 Multimedia Environmental and Biological Surveillance at the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site, Southeastern Washington 21
4 Problems with the Use of Developing Technologies at Hazardous Waste Sites 35
5 Effective and Safe Waste Management - A Regulator's Perspective 41
6 Public Interface and Waste Management Planning: An Approach for Integrating Community Involvement in Waste Strategies 49
Sect. III The Method
7 Structuring a Cost-Effective Site Characterization 59
8 Remedial Investigation of a Superfund Site 67
9 Developing Air Monitoring Plans for Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities 83
10 How Does One Develop the "Right" Quality Assurance Program for Waste Management Projects? 95
11 Decision-Making Methodology for Management of Hazardous Waste 107
12 Use of Pathways Analysis as a Tool for Effective and Safe Waste Management 115
Sect. IV The Application
13 Waste Confinement Systems and Waste Form Durability 125
14 Interpretation of Leaching Data for Cementitious Waste Forms Using Analytical Solutions Based on Mass Transport Theory and Empiricism 143
15 The Development of Technologies for the Long-Term Containment of Low-Level Radioactive and Hazardous Wastes into Geologic Formations 163
Sect. V The Monitoring
16 Misuse of Analytical Screening Tests in Environmental Investigations 175
17 Methods for Sampling and Analyzing Vapor-Phase Mutagens and Other Volatile Toxicants from Waste Sites 183
18 Integrating Environmental Toxicology and Monitoring in the Development and Maintenance of a Water Quality Program: California's Rice Herbicide Scenario 211
Sect. VI The Toxicology
19 Computerization of Toxicological Data by Government Agencies, Chemical and Information Industries 227
20 Toxicological Evaluations of Hazardous Effluents and Emissions Using Genetic Bioassays 265
Sect. VII The Risk
21 Risk Management at Hazardous Waste Sites 283
22 Health Risk Assessment of Toxic Wastes 293
23 Comparison of Modeling and Expert Systems Approaches to Exposure Assessment 315
24 Using Risk Assessment in Remedy Selection 327
25 Use of a Monte Carlo Modeling Approach for Evaluating Risk and Environmental Compliance 337
26 Toward the Development of a Biologically Sound Philosophy for Ecological Risk Assessment 349
List of Authors 363
Index 371
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