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Handbook on Permeable Reactive Barriers Published

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists David Naftz, Christopher Fuller, and James Davis, and their colleague Stan J. Morrison of the U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Sciences Laboratory, Grand Junction, Colorado, have edited a new handbook on the use of permeable reactive barriers to remediate contaminant plumes containing radionuclides, trace metals, and nutrients. The handbook discusses the design and placement of barriers, the selection of reactive materials, and the chemical and microbiological evaluation of the barriers. The number of permeable reactive barriers being installed across the country is increasing, and cleanup professionals will find the handbook a valuable guide to designing cost effective barriers in the future. USGS scientists also contributed to 7 of the books chapters, and the USGS's work on a field demonstration of permeable reactive barriers at Fry Canyon, Utah, is featured as one of the handbook's case studies.

Naftz, David, Morrison, S.J., Fuller, C.C., and Davis, J.A., eds., 2002, Handbook of groundwater remediation using permeable reactive barriers--Applications to radionuclides, trace metals, and nutrients: San Diego, Calif., Academic Press, 539 p. (ISBN 0-12-513563-7)

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