Title: Investigative Strategies for Lead-Source Attribution at Superfund Sites Associated with Mining Activities 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: USA 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2017 
Author 1/Producer: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology; Committee on Sources of Lead Contamination at or near Superfund Sites 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Report/Document number/description: DOI 10.17226/24898. 
Publisher Country: USA 
Publisher web link (root): https://doi.org/10.17226/24898.
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24898/investigative-strategies-f ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Heavy metals
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
 
Short description: Identification of potentially responsible parties is complicated because Superfund sites can have a long history of use and involve contaminants that can have many sources. Such is often the case for mining sites that involve metal contamination; metals occur naturally in the environment, they can be contaminants in the wastes generated at or released from the sites, and they can be used in consumer products, which can degrade and release the metals back to the environment. This report examines the extent to which various sources contribute to environmental lead contamination at Superfund sites that are near lead-mining areas and focuses on sources that contribute to lead contamination at sites near the Southeast Missouri Lead Mining District. It recommends potential improvements in approaches used for assessing sources of lead contamination at or near Superfund sites 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 01/11/2017