Accession Number : ADA299114

Title :   Reducing the Cost of Hazardous Waste Remediation by Using Land Use Restrictions for Risk Reduction at Air Force Closure Installations.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Astin, Jared A.

PDF Url : ADA299114

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 227

Abstract : This research reviewed 16 environmental cleanup Records of Decision (ROD) from 12 different Air Force bases to determine the amount of savings possible from land-use restrictions. Land-use restriction is defined as keeping the use of the land and/or groundwater in its present form. The savings is obtained by comparing the cost of the land-use restriction alternative to the cost of the remedy selected in the ROD. A total savings of 13 percent was obtained from all 16 RODs. The 13 percent is considered a conservative estimate. The savings at individual sites ranged from zero to 92 percent. The research methodology employed also surveyed Air Force base-level environmental managers on possible cost savings measures. The 64 survey respondents ranked "Realistic Risk Assessments" first and "Land-use Restrictions" second among the five cost-savings measures ranked. The survey respondents estimated Realistic Risk Assessments as having a 26-40 percent savings potential and Land-use Restrictions as having a 16-25 percent savings potential.

Descriptors :   *GROUND WATER, *WATER POLLUTION, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *LAND USE, TEST AND EVALUATION, METHODOLOGY, CLOSURES, RISK, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, COSTS, SURVEYS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, AIRPORTS, SAVINGS.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE