The student will have knowledge that statistics can be used to guide the selection of sampling locations, analyze large data sets, and verify that project objectives have been met.
The student will have knowledge that a preliminary assessment (PA) is initiated after a CERCLA site (or suspected site) is identified and that the purpose of the PA is to determine if a site poses a potential threat to human health or the environment.
The student will have knowledge of the site inspection, in which the major objective of these evaluations is to establish the presence or absence of site contamination with respect to predefined decision limits. Additionally, the student will have knowledge that an SI is performed if the PA indicates the potential for hazardous materials to be present, if human or ecological receptors, or both, exist, and if there are potential complete exposure pathways for the receptors.
The student will have knowledge that during the remedial design and remedial action (RD/RA) phase, engineers develop detailed designs for remedial actions, construct remediation systems, and operate and monitor sites with long-term remedies in place.