To retrieve or not to retrieve: These are the issues

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There are many factors that must be evaluated when determining whether a buried mixed waste site should be retrieved and subsequently stored, treated, and/or disposed of or if some other action is more appropriate. The criteria developed for the evaluation of remedial actions at mixed waste sites under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) regulation EPA, provide an excellent methodology for deciding upon a preferred action even if the site is not under CERCLA regulation. Each topic for evaluation in the criteria is not mutually exclusive, and many tradeoffs must be reviewed. The criteria have been broken down ... continued below

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Hyde, R.A.; Dahlmeir, M.M.; Nickelson, D.F. & Swanson, S.P. October 1, 1997.

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There are many factors that must be evaluated when determining whether a buried mixed waste site should be retrieved and subsequently stored, treated, and/or disposed of or if some other action is more appropriate. The criteria developed for the evaluation of remedial actions at mixed waste sites under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) regulation EPA, provide an excellent methodology for deciding upon a preferred action even if the site is not under CERCLA regulation. Each topic for evaluation in the criteria is not mutually exclusive, and many tradeoffs must be reviewed. The criteria have been broken down into a number of categories: overall protection of human health and the environment; compliance with Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements (ARARs); long-term effectiveness and permanence; reduction of toxicity, mobility, and volume; short-term effectiveness; implementability; cost; state acceptance; and community acceptance. Once the data is gathered, a Hazards Analysis must be performed to understand the risks of the site to workers, the public, and the environment. The Hazard Analysis is critical in helping personnel understand the associated issues so that an effective evaluation can take place. The intent of this paper is not to focus on a particular site, but to provide information that is useful for many problem holders to better understand the issues associated with buried mixed waste retrieval. Ultimately, these issues affect the final decision of whether or not retrieval is a feasible alternative.

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  • 4. biennial ASME mixed waste symposium, Baltimore, MD (United States), 17-21 Aug 1997

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  • Other: DE98050469
  • Report No.: INEL/CON--97-00644
  • Report No.: CONF-970857--
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 671846
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703899

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Hyde, R.A.; Dahlmeir, M.M.; Nickelson, D.F. & Swanson, S.P. To retrieve or not to retrieve: These are the issues, article, October 1, 1997; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703899/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.