Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation: A Case Study

Allen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

December 26, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 1052 Pages - 193 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498796835 - CAT# K30407

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Features

  • Presents an overview and history of MGP remediation in Massachusetts, the largest regional manufactured gas
    industy in the United States— the related environmental implications and techniques would be applicable
    worldwide.
  • Examines the related environmental toxins and hazards, and their environmental effects.
  • Explains all the phases related to gasworks cleanup, from site assessment, to remediation, to redevelopment.
  • Discusses the toxicity of gasworks waste products, technical challenges in the cleanup process, and the processes for site cleanups under former and existing environmental laws and regulations.
  • Serves as a useful reference for environmental consultants, property developers, urban planners, investors,etc., who need to remediate contaminated sites.

Summary

The assessment, remediation, and redevelopment of manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites pose a significant technical and financial challenge to successor property owners, including municipalities and other public entities undertaking brownfields revitalization, and to their consulting environmental engineers. Due to the toxicity of many coal tar constituents, sites contaminated as a result of gasworks operations pose a significant threat to public health. This book will discuss the history of the manufactured gas industry in Massachusetts (the largest in the US), as well as the toxicity of gasworks waste products, technical challenges in the cleanup process, and the process for site cleanups.

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