Routine monitoring at solid waste management facilities generates large quantities of data and it is not uncommon for these historic datasets to contain errors. If a claim is filed against a SWMF for environmental impairment, the historic environmental dataset, which is typically public record, may be subject to intense scrutiny and the validity of the dataset may be called into question.
This paper discusses the steps to help the SWMF environmental dataset withstand the scrutiny of litigation.
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Author: E. Wayne Pearce of SCS Engineers. Mr. Pearce has nearly four decades of environmental project experience, with an emphasis on groundwater impact assessment, groundwater and soil gas monitoring, environmental remediation, and solid waste/hazardous waste management.
Published by SWANA, 2011