Natural attenuation strategy for groundwater cleanup focuses on demonstrating cause and effect

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
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Abstract

In the 20 years since cleanup of contaminated groundwater has been a high priority in the United States, recognition of both the scope of the problem and the technical difficulties involved has grown steadily. Estimates of the number of hazardous waste sites where groundwater may be contaminated vary between 300,000 and 400,000 nationwide [NRC, 1994]. Legislation passed in the 1980s by Congress and the states generally required that groundwater in contaminated aquifers be restored to background or drinking water standards. Unfortunately, attempts to meet these goals using conventional methods, such as pump and treat systems, frequently have been unsuccessful [NRC, 1994].

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Natural attenuation strategy for groundwater cleanup focuses on demonstrating cause and effect
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/01EO00028
Volume 82
Issue 5
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 6 p.
First page 53
Last page 58
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