Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation: A Case Study

1st Edition

Allen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

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

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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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