Evaluation of Remedial Systems and Strategies

  • Patrick C. Lucia
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 9)


In 1980, the U.S. government enacted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), which became known as the Superfund law. This legislation was enacted to address the cleanup of inactive or abandoned facilities containing hazardous waste and to provide for emergency response to hazardous releases. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) enacted in 1976 provided for cradle-to-grave regulations for certain hazardous wastes, regulates generators and transporters, and permits treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDs). These legislative acts defined the processes by which sites contaminated with hazardous materials would be investigated, evaluated, remediated, and that the cost to remediate these sites would be allocated among the parties that were responsible for the soil or ground water contamination.


Ground Water Drinking Water Standard Superfund Site Municipal Landfill Soil Vapor Extraction 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick C. Lucia
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  1. 1.GeoSyntec ConsultantsWalnut CreekUSA

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