Development and application of a data management system for former manufactured gas plant sites

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1999
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Player, Roch Stephen Van
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Kjartanson, Bruce H.
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In order to meet the need for improved data management and analysis at former manufactured gas plant (FMGP) sites, a data management system was developed that incorporates global and site specific tools. These tools allow for the storage, standardization, integration, and analysis of data produced during site investigation activities at these sites. The data management system development process is discussed, the structure and capabilities are outlined, and the data management system is applied to specific issues at FMGP sites. These issues include: determining the type and concentration of chemicals present in soil and groundwater at FMGP sites, comparing detected contaminant levels to groundwater discharge standards, evaluating analytical quantitation limits and their relationship to regulatory contamination levels of concern, and determining contamination levels in site soils at depths accessible to site workers. The data management system visualization tools were demonstrated using the Marshalltown FMGP site. From the research, data collection and reporting protocols were developed for the improvement of site characterization reports.
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