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Fall 2022 Sustainability Science PS5330 section 001

Call Number 13293
Day & Time
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Edward A Garvey
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course covers the major steps in the investigation, assessment and remediation of contaminated sites. The course will introduce the student to the multidisciplinary aspects of environmental remediation, an important background for any environmental career, such as an environmental consultant, a corporate remediation manager or a government regulator. Management and remediation of contaminated sites is an important consideration in sustainable regional development, since failure to control contamination usually yields an ever increasing area of impact, with greater environmental and societal costs. Using US EPA Superfund guidance as a framework, the course will explore the major steps in identifying a site, establishing the degree of contamination, identifying the likely ecological and human receptors, and selecting and implementing a remedial action. The Superfund process has been extensively developed through more than 30 years of legislature and agency guidance, and now provides a robust approach for pollution assessment and remediation. Contaminated sites typically involve a broad spectrum of contaminants across at least two media, including soils, sediments, groundwater, surface water, and air. This course examines the main steps involved in environmental investigation and remediation primarily from a technical perspective, although legal aspects will be incorporated at the major decision points in the process. In particular, the course will focus on the main environmental sampling and analytical techniques needed to conduct a remedial investigation, and cover some of the main remedial engineering considerations for the successful selection and implementation of a remedy. Students will be assigned one of several completed Superfund sites to track the application of the Superfund process to a real world example as the class proceeds, providing a regular link between theory and application.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sustainability Technology
Enrollment 6 students (15 max) as of 3:09PM Thursday, August 18, 2022
Subject Sustainability Science
Number PS5330
Section 001
Division School of Professional Studies
Open To SIPA, Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note Cross Registration begins September 2, 2022
Section key 20223SUSC5330K001

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