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Title: Final work plan: Expedited Site Characterization of the IES Industries, Inc., Site at Marshalltown, Iowa. Ames Expedited Site Characterization Project, Version 1.0

The overall goal of the Ames Laboratory Expedited Site Characterization (ESC) project is to evaluate and promote both innovative and state-of-the-practice site characterization and/or monitoring technologies. This will be accomplished by fielding both types of technologies together in the context of an expedited site characterization. The first site will be at a former manufactured gas plant (FMGP) in Marshalltown, Iowa. The project will field three areas of technology: geophysical, analytical, and data fusion. Geophysical technologies are designed to understand the subsurface geology to help predict fate and transport of the target contaminants. Analytical technologies/methods are designed to detect and quantify the target contaminants. Data fusion technology consists of software systems designed to rapidly integrate or fuse all site information into a conceptual site model that then becomes the decision making tool for the site team to plan subsequent sampling activity. Not all of the contaminants present can be located at the action level. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are the signature organics associated with the coal tar activities that took place at the site. As a result, PAHs were selected as the target compounds. Screening analytical instruments and nonintrusive geophysical techniques will be fielded to qualitatively map the spatial contaminant distribution.more » Soil gas surveys, immunoassay testing (IMA), innovative optical techniques, and passive organic sorbent sensors will be deployed along with the geophysical methods. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) instruments and a cone penetrometer system equipped with a laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) probe will quantitatively map the action level edges of the PAH plume(s). Samples will be taken both by the cone penetrometer test system (CPT) and the Geoprobe {reg_sign} sampler system.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10161804
Report Number(s):
IS--5107
ON: DE94014241
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-82
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 4 Apr 1994
Research Org:
Ames Lab., IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 02 PETROLEUM; SOILS; SAMPLING; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; VOLATILE MATTER; POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS; GROUND WATER; ABANDONED SITES; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; GEOLOGY; STRATIGRAPHY; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; AMES LABORATORY; IOWA; COAL GASIFICATION PLANTS 540250; 540220; 010900; 020900; SITE RESOURCE AND USE STUDIES; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS; ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS