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Title A risk-management strategy for PCB-contaminated sediments / Committee on Remediation of PCB-Contaminated Sediments, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Life and Earth Studies, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. ; [Great Britain] : National Academy Press, [2001]
©2001
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 432 pages) : illustrations
Contents PCBs in the environment -- The framework -- Community involvement -- Defining the problem and setting management goals -- Analyzing risks -- Assessing management options -- Making decisions -- Implementing the strategy -- Evaluating results
Summary This book provides a risk-based framework for developing and implementing strategies to manage PCB-contaminated sediments at sites around the country. The framework has seven stages, beginning with problem definition, continuing through assessment of risks and management options, and ending with an evaluation of the success of the management strategy. At the center of the framework is continuous and active involvement of all affected parties--particularly communities--in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the management strategy. A Risk-Management Strategy for PCB-Contaminated Sediments emphasizes the need to consider all risks at a contaminated site, not just human health and ecological effects, but also the social, cultural, and economic impacts. Given the controversy that has arisen at many PCB-contaminated sites, this book provides a consistent, yet flexible, approach for dealing with the many issues associated with assessing and managing the risks at Superfund and other contaminated sites
Notes "This project was supported by Grant No. R 827175-01 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"--Title page verso
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Subject Contaminated sediments -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Polychlorinated biphenyls -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001089191
ISBN 0309588731 (electronic bk.)
9780309588737 (electronic bk.)