Argonne`s Expedited Site Characterization: An integrated approach to cost- and time-effective remedial investigation

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Argonne National Laboratory has developed a methodology for remedial site investigation that has proven to be both technically superior to and more cost- and time-effective than traditional methods. This methodology is referred to as the Argonne Expedited Site Characterization (ESC). Quality is the driving force within the process. The Argonne ESC process is abbreviated only in time and cost and never in terms of quality. More usable data are produced with the Argonne ESC process than with traditional site characterization methods that are based on statistical-grid sampling and multiple monitoring wells. This paper given an overview of the Argonne ESC ... continued below

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Burton, J. C.; Walker, J. L.; Aggarwal, P. K. & Meyer, W. T. July 1995.

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Argonne National Laboratory has developed a methodology for remedial site investigation that has proven to be both technically superior to and more cost- and time-effective than traditional methods. This methodology is referred to as the Argonne Expedited Site Characterization (ESC). Quality is the driving force within the process. The Argonne ESC process is abbreviated only in time and cost and never in terms of quality. More usable data are produced with the Argonne ESC process than with traditional site characterization methods that are based on statistical-grid sampling and multiple monitoring wells. This paper given an overview of the Argonne ESC process and compares it with traditional methods for site characterization. Two examples of implementation of the Argonne ESC process are discussed to illustrate the effectiveness of the process in CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) and RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) programs.

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  • Air and Waste Management Association meeting, San Antonio, TX (United States), 18-23 Jun 1995

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  • Report No.: ANL/ER/CP--84542
  • Report No.: CONF-950646--26
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 100210
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622710

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Burton, J. C.; Walker, J. L.; Aggarwal, P. K. & Meyer, W. T. Argonne`s Expedited Site Characterization: An integrated approach to cost- and time-effective remedial investigation, article, July 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622710/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.