Groundwater & Soil Cleanup: Improving Management of by National Research Council Natl Research Council

By National Research Council Natl Research Council

Addresses the failure of the implementation of the applied sciences designed to gain groundwater remediation as a result of genuine or preceived hazards of strength failure in a advertisement context.

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CERE concluded that the major ecological risk to the site, which is home to seven endangered and threatened species, is industrialization. Oak Ridge Reservation. Although extensive ecological studies have been conducted at Oak Ridge, limited information is available on risks due to groundwater and soil contamination. The existing studies focused on surface water systems, bottomland hardwoods, and “old field” communities (ecosystems that have evolved on previously cleared land). Some accumulation of mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls has been observed at top levels of the terrestrial food chain, perhaps due in part to uptake of contaminants by plants.

CERCLA, enacted in 1980 and amended in 1986, governs the cleanup of groundwater and soil at inactive facilities. Most DOE installations are currently regulated under CERCLA, RCRA, or both (see Table 2-2). Individual Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. General Description Establishes a definition of “mixed waste” and requires development of plans for its management. Waives the DOE (and other federal facilities’) immunity from EPA and state hazardous waste regulations and sanctions.

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