High Resolution Site Characterization and Integration with Environmental Forensics

Forensic Chemistry
Oral Presentation

Prepared by I. Rhodes, C. Stanley, RG
GSI Environmental, 2211 Norfolk, Houston, TX, 77098-4054, United States


Contact Information: ilrhodes@gsi-net.com; 713-522-6300


ABSTRACT

This presentation describes the studies conducted to develop a technically accurate and scientifically defensible site conceptual model (SCM) for use in regulatory negotiations and legal proceedings related to a major fuels terminal. The terminal complex is comprised of several storage and distribution facilities. The SCM provided an overview of the nature and sources of fuels and soil and groundwater impacts found in and offsite the facilities. Independent multiple lines of evidence were used to verify the site conceptual model integrating various conventional and innovative investigation and forensics tools.

(Work done while at Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.)