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Biological Assessment and Ecological Risk Assessment New Tools for Clean-Up Decisions at Hazardous Waste Sites

  • S. B. Norton
  • J. Benforado
  • C. Zamuda
  • A. Mittleman
  • I. Diwan
  • R. Fulton
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 38)

Abstract

The goal of EPA’s Superfund program is deceptively straightforward--find the nation’s worst abandoned hazardous wastes sites and clean them up. Achieving this goal in a logical and defensible manner has proven to be a much more difficult task. The initial strategy of the program has emphasized monitoring and testing the toxicity of individual chemicals. However, there has been renewed interest in testing site-specific complex mixtures and organisms. Biological assessment techniques are particularly useful for these purposes and hence have great potential for supporting decisions made at Superfund and other hazardous waste sites.

Keywords

Ecological Risk Assessment Remedial Action Hazard Identification Hazardous Waste Site Assessment Endpoint 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. B. Norton
    • 1
  • J. Benforado
    • 1
  • C. Zamuda
    • 1
  • A. Mittleman
    • 2
  • I. Diwan
    • 2
  • R. Fulton
    • 2
  1. 1.U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyUSA
  2. 2.Technical Resources, Inc.RockvilleUSA

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