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.
Table of Contents
|PCBs in the Environment||23-51|
|Defining the Problem and Setting Management Goals||96-117|
|Assessing Management Options||189-241|
|Implementing the Strategy||260-270|
|Appendix A: Biographical Information on the Committee on Remediation of PCB-Contaminated Sediments||291-295|
|Appendix B: Participants at the Public Sessions||296-297|
|Appendix C: Public Access Materials||298-318|
|Appendix D: Case Studies||319-328|
|Appendix E: PCB Biodegradation||329-333|
|Appendix F: Methods of Analysis of PCBs in Sediments, Water, and Biota||334-362|
|Appendix G: Toxicity of PCBs||363-427|
|Appendix H: Nomenclature of PCBs||428-432|
The National Academies Press (NAP) has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink service to offer you a variety of options for reusing NAP content. Through Rightslink, you may request permission to reprint NAP content in another publication, course pack, secure website, or other media. Rightslink allows you to instantly obtain permission, pay related fees, and print a license directly from the NAP website. The complete terms and conditions of your reuse license can be found in the license agreement that will be made available to you during the online order process. To request permission through Rightslink you are required to create an account by filling out a simple online form. The following list describes license reuses offered by the National Academies Press (NAP) through Rightslink:
Click here to obtain permission for the above reuses. If you have questions or comments concerning the Rightslink service, please contact:
Rightslink Customer Care
Tel (toll free): 877/622-5543
To request permission to distribute a PDF, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-624-6242 for pricing.
To request permission to translate a book published by the National Academies Press or its imprint, the Joseph Henry Press, please click here to view more information.