Ecological Assessment of Hazardous Waste Sites (Industrial Health & Safety)

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9780442010911: Ecological Assessment of Hazardous Waste Sites (Industrial Health & Safety)

Ecological Assessment of Hazardous Waste Sites James T. Maughan, Ph.D. This book provides the essential technical and regulatory information necessary to plan, prepare, and implement an ecological assessment of a hazardous waste site in compliance with current government regulations. James T. Maughan, with input from several contributing authors, presents a precise, step-by-step approach to analysis of ecological resources present on-site, their risk from contamination, and the potential for remediation and restoration. All aspects of the book are related back to a clearly-stated definition of objectives and needs for ecological assessment of hazardous waste sites. Focusing on both traditional and experimental methods for the evaluation of a hazardous waste site, the book examines the overall approach to assessments as well as techniques for evaluating three prominent aspects of ecological assessments: terrestrial pathways of contaminants, sediment quality and contamination, and toxicity testing. Dr. Maughan catalogs and clarifies the appropriate regulations and agency expectations that must be met in order to avoid noncompliance. In addition, the author includes detailed case studies which elaborate the concepts and techniques of ecological assessment. Ecological Assessment of Hazardous Waste Sites is ideal as both a reference and a training text for ecologists, other biologists, and natural resource planners lacking extensive experience in hazardous waste investigations. Engineers, geologists, chemists, and managers with hazardous waste experience but little or no experience in ecology will find this an invaluable source: This book is of use to a wide cross-section of professionals, educators, and students in the environmental consulting industry and the environmental regulatory community.

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About the Author James T. Maughan is an ecologist who received his undergraduate training in natural history, his master’s degree in freshwater aquatic ecology, and his Ph.D. in biological oceanography. He has used these skills as an environmental consultant for almost twenty years and has brought his combined education and experience into focus to conduct ecological assessments. A Virginia native who has lived in New England for seventeen years, Dr. Maughan has conducted ecological studies in areas as diverse as the Egyptian desert, the Greenland Ice Cap, and the Alaskan tundra. He has used ecological risk assessment methodology for projects ranging from hazardous waste site remediation to the controversial Boston Harbor Cleanup. Although a zoologist, most of his research, as well as environmental problem solving, has relied on whole ecosystem response. The transfer of materials and energy through the ecosystem has been an area of interest to him in both research and practice. He has employed these same concepts to assess past and predict future damage to ecological resources from a variety of different human activities. He continues to apply ecosystem analysis to environmental problems as an Associate at Metcalf & Eddy, Inc.

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Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold (1993)
ISBN 10: 0442010915 ISBN 13: 9780442010911
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