Site Characterization and Monitoring

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The Bioavailability of Contaminated Sediments training course describes when and how to assess bioavailability at contaminated sediment sites during the exposure assessment process.

The training course helps dispel the belief that fractured rock sites are too complex to characterize and remediate. The physical, chemical and contaminant transport concepts in fractured rock have similarities to unconsolidated porous media, yet there are important differences. These differences are the focus of this training.

The Direct-Push Wells training course provides guidance concerning the use of direct-push wells for long-term environmental monitoring.
The Environmental Molecular Diagnostics (EMDs) training course provides information about a selection of EMDs. EMDs are expected to provide additional lines of evidence for decision making during contaminated site management.

The Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites training course explains, educates, and trains state regulators and other practitioners in understanding and using geospatial analyses to evaluate optimization opportunities at environmental sites.

The Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM) training courses describe the principles and the approaches needed to ensure representative, reproducible, and defensible data during soil sampling. ISM involves planning, sample collection, and laboratory processing and analysis to provide a representative sample with results that more accurately reflect the mean concentration of the area of interest than discrete samples. The ISM training courses provide you the key principles regarding sampling and sampling error and how ISM reduces those errors so that you can have more confidence in your sampling results.

The Mass Flux training course summarizes the concepts underlying mass flux and discharge, their potential applications, and case studies of the uses of these metrics.
The Passive Samplers training course addresses the use of polyethylene diffusion bags for passive groundwater sampling, particularly for long-term monitoring.
The Radionuclides training courses address characterizing radioactively contaminated sites, cleanup goals, decontamination and decommissioning, and long-term stewardship.

This training course provides a holistic process for management of challenging sites, termed “adaptive site management.” This process is a comprehensive, flexible, and iterative process that is well-suited for sites where there is significant uncertainty in remedy performance predictions.

The Triad Approach training course provides guidance on how to use the Triad approach to conduct environmental clean up work in a way that increases effectiveness and improves quality, while reducing project costs.
The Vapor Intrusion training course address investigating and evaluating the vapor intrusion pathway, including data evaluation and mitigation approaches.
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