QuickSite{sup SM}, the Argonne expedited site characterization methodology,

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Expedited site characterization (ESC), developed by Argonne National Laboratory, is an interactive, integrated process emphasizing the use of existing data of sufficient quality, multiple complementary characterization methods, and on-site decision making to optimize site investigations. The Argonne ESC is the basis for the provisional ESC standard of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). QuickSite{sup SM} is the implementation package developed by Argonne to facilitate ESC of sites contaminated with hazardous wastes. At various sites, Argonne has successfully implemented QuickSite{sup SM} and demonstrated the technical superiority of the ESC process over traditional methodologies guided by statistics and random-sampling approaches. ... continued below

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Burton, J.C. & Meyer, W.T. September 1, 1997.

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Expedited site characterization (ESC), developed by Argonne National Laboratory, is an interactive, integrated process emphasizing the use of existing data of sufficient quality, multiple complementary characterization methods, and on-site decision making to optimize site investigations. The Argonne ESC is the basis for the provisional ESC standard of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). QuickSite{sup SM} is the implementation package developed by Argonne to facilitate ESC of sites contaminated with hazardous wastes. At various sites, Argonne has successfully implemented QuickSite{sup SM} and demonstrated the technical superiority of the ESC process over traditional methodologies guided by statistics and random-sampling approaches. For example, in a QuickSite{sup SM} characterization of a perched aquifer at the Pantex Plant in Texas, past data and geochemical analyses of existing wells were used to develop a model for recharge and contaminant movement. With the model as a guide, closure was achieved with minimal field work.

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  • 1. international conference on site characterization, Atlanta, GA (United States), 19-22 Apr 1998

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  • Other: DE97054350
  • Report No.: ANL/ER/CP--91153
  • Report No.: CONF-980416--
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 650227
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc705655

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Burton, J.C. & Meyer, W.T. QuickSite{sup SM}, the Argonne expedited site characterization methodology,, article, September 1, 1997; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc705655/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.