Volume 5: Human Health Risk-Based Evaluation of Petroleum Contaminated Sites: Implementation of the Working Group Approach
Donna Vorhees, John Gustafson and Wade Weisman
1999, pp.60 ISBN 1-884-940-12-9
The overlying theme to this series is the importance of exposure potential when defining human health risk. The fate and transport of a chemical or mixture defines the exposure route, and in conjunction with receptor properties, concentrations at receptors. If fate and transport is not considered, unrealistic human health risks could be calculated, resulting in misinformed decisions about site clean-up and regulatory guidance. We hope you find these documents to be useful in your efforts to evaluate and determine acceptable risk-based criteria at petroleum sites.
Volume 5 is a guidance document to the TPH Working Group's Approach. It integrates the findings of Vols. 1-4 into a risk-based framework for development of cleanup goals at petroleum contaminated sites. In addition, the document includes descriptions of demonstration sites where the working group method has been used.