Further description:-  Information sources 

Glossary Entry
sources (references, publications, information systems, etc.) to get information (collection 
of facts, knowlege) which are used for a site investigation
Information Sources

Information Sources


  1. Summary


During site investigation all information regarding contaminant sources and contaminants needs to be gathered. Contaminants may be present within different media such as soils, groundwater, surface waters, sediments, flora, fauna and air. Information gaps which should be addressed are typically the nature and extent of the chemical contaminants and the estimated fate and transport of contaminants.


  1. Weblinks and Guidelines


US EPA (2001): Resources for Strategic Site Investigation and Monitoring. EPA 542-F-01-030b



US EPA (2004): Improving Sampling, Analysis, and Data Management for Site Investigation and Cleanup. EPA-542-F-04-001a



US EPA (2000): Innovations in Site Characterization. Case Study: Site Cleanup of the Wenatchee Tree Fruit Plot Site Using a Dynamic Work Plan. EPA-542-R-00-009



US EPA (2004) Case Study of the Triad Approach: Expedited Characterization of Petroleum Constituents and PCBs using Test Kits and a Mobile Chromatography Laboratory at the Former Cos Cob Power Plant Site



Ferguson, C., Darmendrail, D., Freier, K., Jensen, B.K., Jensen, J., Kasamas, H., Urzelai, A. and Vegter, J. (editors) (1998) Risk Assessment for Contaminated Sites in Europe. Volume 1. Scientific Basis. LQM Press, Nottingham.





Stefan Gödeke
Universität Tübingen, Germany

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