The Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) joined with EPA's Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) to develop the training on best practices for site assessment and remediation. At the request of several state partners the course was developed to explore experiences and resulting best practices from extensive work at underground storage tank (UST), Brownfields, and Superfund sites. Topics in this course include innovative analytical techniques, sampling strategies, and remediation technologies that can be applied at sites contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents or other constituents.
This session will provide an overview of best practices associated with site characterization such as use of a conceptual site model life cycle, direct sensing tools, collaborative data sets, and high resolution site characterization techniques. The remaining focus will include best practices, considerations, challenges, and innovative strategies to optimize remediation approaches at petroleum contaminated sites. Remediation technologies will include those commonly performed at petroleum sites such as soil vapor extraction, air sparging, pump and treat, as well as more commonly used in situ technologies such as chemical oxidation and enhanced biological processes.