W-CE-017 Hazardous Waste Cleanup Alternatives

W-CE-017 Hazardous Waste Cleanup Alternatives

Hazardous Waste Cleanup Alternatives Webinar

The Hazardous Waste Cleanup Alternatives online PDH webinar is a part of our group of on-demand online webinars. This webinar will introduce you to compliance with federal hazardous waste cleanup regulations.

The detailed analysis of alternatives consists of the analysis and presentation of the relevant information needed to allow decision makers to select a site remedy, not the decision-making process itself. During the detailed analysis, each alternative will be assessed against the evaluation criteria described in this chapter. The results of this assessment should be arrayed to compare the alternatives and identify the key trade-offs among them. This approach to analyzing alternatives is designed to provide decision-makers with sufficient information to adequately compare the alternatives, select an appropriate remedy for a site, and demonstrate satisfaction of the CERCLA remedy selection requirements in the record of decision (ROD).

This webinar is intended for civil and environmental engineers and other professional engineers and site managers wanting an introduction to methods and techniques for cleanup of hazardous waste sites.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Apply nine evaluation criteria that have been developed to address the CERCLA requirements and considerations;
  • Explain how a detailed analysis provides the means by which facts are assembled and evaluated to develop the rationale for a remedy selection;
  • Explain how the level of detail required to analyze each alternative against evaluation criteria will depend on the type and complexity of the site, the type of technologies and alternatives being considered, and other project-specific considerations;
  • Describe the importance of the community’s apparent preferences among or concerns about alternatives;
  • Describe how the overall protection of human health and the environment criterion provides a final check to assess whether each alternative provides adequate protection of human health and the environment;
  • Describe how the long-term effectiveness and permanence evaluation of alternatives addresses the results of a remedial action in terms of the risk remaining at the site after response objectives have been met; and
  • Explain how reduction of toxicity, mobility, or volume through treatment addresses the statutory preference for selecting remedial actions that employ treatment technologies that permanently and significantly reduce toxicity, mobility, or volume of the hazardous substances as their principal element.

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