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EENG 8270 - Contaminated Site Investigation

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This course summarizes the five main processes in the management of contaminated sites: site audit, site investigation, risk assessment, sampling, and treatment and monitoring. Further, it gives students the necessary knowledge and skills to perform a site audit. Case histories will be used as examples to demonstrate the principles of environmental site assessments (ESAs) and environmental audits (EAs). In addition, this course highlights the importance of site characterization in terms of soil, water, and sediment, as an essential and integral part of the overall management of contaminated sites. It also focuses on the role of the site investigator in the implementation of a phased planning approach to obtain proper data to characterize site contamination, evaluate remedial alternatives and assess risks.


EENG 7211 and EENG 7213 and EENG 7216 and EENG 7241



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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between an Environmental Site Assessment and an Environmental Audit, including examples of their respective contextual uses.
  • Discuss the regulatory context for Environmental Site Assessments and Environmental Audits.
  • Demonstrate how to locate potential environmental concerns associated with a host of industrial or commercial properties.
  • Prepare a written report for an Environmental Site Assessment.
  • Evaluate the different types of Environmental Audits based on the process to perform an audit.
  • Discuss the elements within the Contaminated Sites Regulations that apply to site investigation procedures.
  • Apply the concepts of non-invasive assessment techniques to site assessment.
  • Illustrate the application of invasive techniques used in site characterization.
  • Apply statistics relevant to sample location and analysis of analytical data in the planning of sampling programs.
  • Design site investigations based on evaluation of field data.

Effective as of Fall 2009


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