Accession Number : ADA324023

Title :   Review of State Regulations Regarding Natural Attenuation as a Remedial Option.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE BROOKS AFB TX

PDF Url : ADA324023

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The AFCEE's risk-based approach to petroleum cleanup is designed to promote risk-based standards and cost-effective technologies to remediate sites with petroleum contamination. One major thrust of AFCEE's approach is to support a wider recognition and acceptance of natural attenuation as a viable alternative for restoring groundwater contaminated with dissolved petroleum products. Natural attenuation is also referred to as intrinsic bioremediation, passive bioremediation, or intrinsic remediation. It is a remediation approach that depends upon natural processes (e.g., dilution, dispersion, sorption, volatilization, chemical transformation, and biodegradation) acting to contain contaminants, reduce contaminant concentrations and mass, and to restore groundwater quality.

Descriptors :   *GROUND WATER, *ATTENUATION, *CONTAMINATION, *WATER QUALITY, *REGULATIONS, *PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, DISPERSING, RISK, COST EFFECTIVENESS, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, VOLATILITY, CLEANING, BIODEGRADATION, DILUTION, SORPTION, ACCEPTABILITY, DISSOLVING, TRANSFORMATIONS, STATE LAW.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE