ASCE GSP 82
RISK-BASED CORRECTIVE ACTION AND BROWNFIELDS RESTORATIONS
|Publication Date:||1 January 1998|
Vast resources have been expended during the last two decades on remedi ating sites contaminated as a result of poor waste management practices in the past. Recently, the costs of these remedial ac tions have come under scrutiny, partic ularly regarding the ultimate reduction in risk that is obtained relative to the economic resources committed. Ri sk-Based Corrective Acti OI1 (RBCA) and Brownfields Restoration are an outgrowth of this scrutiny , and are now playing a significant role in remediating contaminated s ites. In recent years , RBCA has become more widely used, and has become an integral p
This Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) was developed to describe the tools and methods employed in RBCA, and to provide illustrative examples through case histories with emphasis on Brownfie lds restorations. The intent is to provide prac titioners with an introduction to the concepts that are employed and lessons tha t have been learned by others. Selected representatives of the Geo-Institute's Environme ntal Geotechnics and Soil Properties Committees invited the authors to prepare the papers in this GSP. Each paper received at least one positive review be fore being accepted and was revised to conform to any mandatory revi sions required by the re viewers. All papers in this GSP are eligible for discussion in the Journal of Geo/echnica! and Geoenvironmental Engineering and are e ligible for ASCE and Geo-Institute awa rds.