Given the following site conditions, identify the technology or technologies which should be considered for eliminating or significantly reducing the contamination problems. Explain the reason for your choice(s). What problems might be encountered in applying your choices? Is there additional information that would be helpful? If so, what kind?
The site is an abandoned printing plant located in Northern Virgina.
Both soil and groundwater are contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons and semi-VOC's that have a small Henry's constant.
The sediments are a heterogeneous mixture of various size sands with thin (2--4 inch) clay layers.
The water table is approximately 15 feet below the ground surface.
All methods of biological treatment can be used for petroleum wastes as the aliphatic carbon chains make good substrates for various organisms. However, depending on exact types of compounds and aromaticity, remediation residues could leave some really recalcitrant matter, or even partly degraded nasties as bad or worse as original waste (albeit in limited quantity.) Certainly the sandy ...
Solution looks at the potential clean-up technologies for a organic pollution site scenario. Includes links to a Federal page that discussions treatment technologies in depth.
Environmental Law and Compliance
1. What is EPCRA and what impact did EPCRA have on environmental audits? (include dates and history).
2. In your opinion, is NEPA fulfilling the function intended, and is it worth the effort? (Describe your opinion of its function and include at least one example to support your statements)
3. Describe the ways that environmental audit information can be protected from public disclosure. Include information on how to integrate each into an environmental audit program. Explain how each may be asserted and how successful you would expect them to be.
4. For each of the following laws, describe why/or why not the law applies to the fictional military installation, Fort Dette. See the scenario below:
Fort Dette generates used oil, contaminated fuels (diesel and gasoline contaminated with water), antifreeze, used oil filters, and rifle bore patches that have tested in the past to exceed 6 mg/l TCLP for lead.
There is significant construction on the installation including a 10 acre parking lot for the new HQ building, a new wastewater plant to treat all domestic wastewater, a new well for the HQ building (120 occupants), housing for all of the residents, and a new 150 bed hospital.
All solid waste is disposed of in an on-post landfill that has been in operation for the last three years with the exception of the hospital waste which is incinerated at the hospital.