What are the different uses of real-time measurements and dynamic work strategies within remedial design and implementation?
Real-time measurement systems and dynamic work strategies can perform a number of roles during remedial design and implementation. A common issue in the CERCLA site remediation process is that data generated as part of the remedial investigation are insufficient for remedial design purposes. For example, there may still be significant lingering uncertainty about the actual extent of contamination that must be addressed by the remedial action. This uncertainty is not surprising since often the list of contaminants of concern and their cleanup requirements are not finalized until after the remedial investigation is complete. Dynamic work strategies combined with real-time measurement systems can be used to fill those data gaps before remediation begins. Dynamic work strategies and real-time measurements can change the nature of the remediation itself. For example, real-time measurement systems can be built into a remedial action to guide its course. This can be particularly effective for