Data Element Dictionary

| July 20, 2015

EVSP110 – HOMEWORK #5

 

QUESTION #1.  (80Points)

 

Step 1.  Go to the query form you will find at http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/cursites/. The form is broken into parts: location information, NPL status, action types, contaminants, and environmental indicators. These parts can be accessed by clicking on the tabs. You can also access some definitions by clicking on Data Element Dictionary (DED) in the left navigation bar. Do the following.

 

  1. State the purpose of the form. (20 Points)

 

  1. Answer the question “What is NPL?” (20 Points)

 

 

Step 2. On the form, click on the NPL Status tab. Look down to where it says NPL Status. Select ‘Currently on the final NPL’ and click search. Choose one of the sites and click to view.

 

  1. Write the name of the site and the types of information provided for the site.Please be sure to provide specific detail for the site itself. For example, what is the specific site location, cleanup summary, cleanup progress, community involvement etc.(20 Points)

 

Step 3.  Go back to the form and do the same search separately for ‘Proposed for NPL’ and for ‘Not on the NPL.’

 

  1. Again, for each, select a site, write the name of the site and the types of information provided for the site.Please be sure to provide specific detail for the site itself. For example, what is the specific site location, cleanup summary, cleanup progress, community involvement etc.(20 Points)

 

QUESTION #2. (20 Points)

 

Let’s plan a remediation. You can make this one as hard or as easy as you want. Describe a site contaminated with a hazardous waste, then describe how you would remediate the site. Be sure you explain how you set your endpoint goals for your remediation.

 

 

 

 

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Discussion Question Answer
Discuss how vapor density and vapor pressure contribute to the hazards of a spilled or released hazardous material.

Category: Environmental Studies

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