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 Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Natural attenuation strategy for groundwater cleanup focuses on demonstrating cause and effect|
|Series title||Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union|
|Publisher||American Geophysical Union|
|Contributing office(s)||Toxic Substances Hydrology Program|
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