U.S. EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response is promoting more effective strategies for characterizing, monitoring, and cleaning up hazardous waste sites. In particular, a paradigm based on using an integrated triad of systematic planning, dynamic work plans, and real-time measurement technologies is encouraged. A central theme of the triad approach is a clear focus on overall decision quality as the overarching goal of project quality assurance, requiring careful identification and management of potential causes for errors in decision-making (i.e., sources of uncertainty).You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Using the Triad Approach to Improve the Cost-effectiveness of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups (PDF)(8 pp, 171 K, 2001, 542-R-01-016)