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Principles and Practices for Diesel Contaminated Soils, Volume 7, 1-884940-21-8
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Edited by Roger P. Andes, Christopher P.L. Barkan, Edward J. Calabrese, and Paul T. Kostecki
1998, 182 pp., ISBN 1-884940-21-8

Volume 7 is the last in a series of books whose purpose is to document and disseminate the information presented at the AAR sponsored symposium on remediation of sites contaminated with diesel fuel and other topics of interest to the railroad remediation professional. Although the majority of railroad remediation issues involve diesel fuel and similar petroleum products, railroads sometimes must deal with other contaminants. This is reflected in Chapters 1 and 2, which discuss new technology for detection of lead in soil and the natural attenuation of chlorinated hydrocarbons in association with petroleum, respectively. Chapters 3 through 7 all discuss aspects of petroleum contamination including: a description of the successful closure of a sludge impoundment lagoon, the cleanup and operational cost implications of diesel fuel spillage in a variety of railroad circumstances, the successful use of on-site bioremediation at a refinery, a cooperative approach that facilitated a real estate transaction involving a contaminated site and its constructive reuse under the Brownfield paradigm, and a useful summary of the steps involved with a landfill capping project on a former rail yard. Chapters 8 & 9 describe the use of phytoremediation, a technique that uses vegetation to help accelerate the biodegradation of soil contaminants. Finally, Chapter 10 describes recent work by the AAR applying new, more sophisticated analytical methods to the detailed measurement of weathered petroleum hydrocarbon compounds at four railroad sites around the United States. The method was developed under the umbrella of the Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon Working Group specifically for use in Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) assessments.



Investigation of Lead Impacted Soil at a Railroad Facility Using XRF Technology

T.M. O’Connor, R.G. Frey and G.L. Horst


Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Association with Petroleum at a Rail Yard

R.V. Knight, J.J. Colbert and J.M. McDonough


Closure of Petroleum Sludge Surface Impoundments by In-Situ Solidification

M.R. Colonna and T. Shaw


Cost Management Closure of Spill Sites on Railroad Mainlines

D.R. Beck


On-Site Treatment of Contaminated Soils: An Approach to Bioremediation of Weathered

Petroleum Compounds

J.L. Brown, J. Syslo, Y.H. Lin, S. Getty, R. Vemuri, and R. Nadeau


A California Case Study for Leaving Petroleum-Affected Soil in Place

S.M. Gallardo, R.A. Steenson and J.A. Levy


Case Study: Landfill Cap Remediation Project at a Former Rail Yard

J.M. Pietrzak and M. Cambra


Phytoremediation of Fuel Oil Contaminated Soil

E.P. Carman, T.L. Crossman and E.G. Gatliff


TPH Analytical Verification Protocol for Multiple Field Sites

J.M. Flaherty, S.C. Geiger, D.M. Sowko, B.H. Jones, R. Andes and C. Barkan