1.34 Waste Containment and Remediation Technology

As taught in: Spring 2004

Level A personal protective clothing and equipment for air monitoring and hazardous waste sampling.

EPA personnel wearing Level A personal protective clothing and equipment for air monitoring and hazardous waste sampling. (Image courtesy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Dr. Peter Shanahan

Course Features

Course Description

1.34 focuses on the geotechnical aspects of hazardous waste management, with specific emphasis on the design of land-based waste containment structures and hazardous waste remediation. Topics include: introduction to hazardous waste, definition of hazardous waste, regulatory requirements, waste characteristics, geo-chemistry, and contaminant transport; the design and operation of waste containment structures, landfills, impoundments, and mine-waste disposal; the characterization and remediation of contaminated sites, the superfund law, preliminary site assessment, site investigation techniques, and remediation technologies; and monitoring requirements.