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Title: Groundwater contamination

The subject of these conference proceedings is the groundwater contamination. It is by nature multifarious - dealing with detection and monitoring, prevention, abatement and containment, and correction and restoration of contaminated groundwater - it intrinsically encompasses myriad disciplines, and it involves all levels of government. Also, the subject of groundwater contamination is complex because decisions concerning groundwater pollution control that are scientifically sound, technologically within the state of the art, economically feasible, politically tractable, legally sustainable, socially acceptable, morally accountable, and organizationally implementable must be grounded on appropriate information and intelligence bases in their respective areas - science, technology, economics, politics, the law, society, ethics, and management. Indeed, the human health effects (e.g., cancer, damage to the central nervous system, liver and kidney damage) and non-health effects (economic hardship to industry, agriculture, households, and municipalities; environmental impacts; social impacts) necessitate that we, as a society, address in a somber way the following variations of the same question: How safe is safe enough How clean is safe enough The enormous cost - in billions of dollars over the next decade - that various studies project for the prevention, detection and monitoring, abatement and containment, and correction and restoration of groundwater contaminationmore » make an answer to these questions even more urgent. There are sixteen papers in these proceedings.« less
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH (USA). Dept. of Systems Engineering)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5650185
Report Number(s):
CONF-841141--
ISBN: 0-939204-31-2
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Groundwater contamination conference, Santa Barbara, CA (USA), 11-16 Nov 1984
Publisher:
New York, NY; Engineering Foundation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; GROUND WATER; WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT; WATER POLLUTION; HEALTH HAZARDS; CONTAMINATION; ECONOMICS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; LAWS; PROCEEDINGS; REMEDIAL ACTION; WATER POLLUTION CONTROL; CONTROL; DOCUMENT TYPES; HAZARDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; POLLUTION CONTROL; WATER 520200* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety