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Geotechnical Site Characterization by Anirban De

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CHAPTER 6

SPECIALIZED SITE CHARACTERIZATION METHODS

6.1Geoenvironmental Site Characterization

6.1.1Introduction

A site characterization program is generally essential to establish the nature of contamination before the remediation plan for a polluted site can be designed and implemented. Following cleanup, a site characterization program is necessary to establish the effectiveness of the remediation process. Since contamination in the subsurface environment can be associated with the solid, liquid, and gaseous phases of the soil, geoenvironmental site characterization may involve investigations in different media.

6.1.2Goals

The principal objectives of a geoenvironmental site characterization program are to:

  1. Describe the occurrence and movement ...

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