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Site Assessment and Characterization 42 Site Assessment and Characterization Design of a Sampling Plan – Any sampling plan is limited by available funds – Resist pressure to collect the least number of samples: • Cheaper to obtain the samples/information correctly and sufficiently the first time • More expensive to go into risk assessment & remediation design with bad/incomplete information – May require a second sampling program – New data may actually show a very different situation… 43 Site Assessment and Characterization • Type of pollutants potentially present will guide the design of the sampling program: – Immobile pollutants (e.g. PCBs and most metals in silty or clayey materials) will be found in soils near the source – Mobile compounds (e.g. organic solvents in sands) may have migrated significantly and require more extensive groundwater sampling – Bioaccumulation? Sample biota, sediments 44
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45 Site Characterization Work Plan • Components: – Sampling and Analysis Plan – Health and Safety Plan – Waste Management Plan (for wastes generated during the investigation) – Site Activity Plan – Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan 46 Sampling and Analysis Plan
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course ESM 235 taught by Professor Dunne during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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