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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.
Introduction. Regulatory Framework. Geologic Principles. Hydrogeologic Principles. Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids. Geophysical Applications. Waste Characterization. Subsurface Processes. Landfill Disposal. Underground Injection. Underground Geologic Repositories. Ocean Disposal. Site Remediation. Summary and Predictions. Appendices: Conversion for United States and International System (SI Metric) Units. Glossary of Geologic Regulatory Terms.