Overview of ITRC Contaminated Sediments Remedy Selection Guidance
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The objective of this guidance is to assist decision makers in identifying which contaminated sediment remedial technology is most favorable for a site based upon an evaluation of site-specific physical, sediment, contaminant, and land and waterway use characteristics.

The document provides a six-step remedy selection framework to help identify favorable technologies and remedial alternatives, and describes additional factors (feasibility, cost, stakeholder and local governments concerns, and others) that must be considered as part of the alternative evaluation process.

Technology overviews are provided for monitored natural recovery (MNR), in situ treatment, capping (physical/amended), and removal (excavation/dredging). These technology overviews contain technology assessment guidelines (TAGs), which help decision makers understand how site characteristics influence technology/remedy selection. Monitoring, a critical component to all remedies, is also addressed and guidance is provided for addressing stakeholder and tribal concerns.

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Publication Summary

  • Geosyntec Authors: Ryan Fimmen
  • All Authors: Ryan Fimmen, J. Cargill, G. Neumann, R. Evans
  • Title: Overview of ITRC Contaminated Sediments Remedy Selection Guidance
  • Event or Publication: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments
  • Practice Areas: Sediment Assessment and Remediation
  • Date: 2013
  • Location: Dallas, Texas