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L.U.S.T. Line

An article about the benefits of LIF technology appeared in the June 2011 issue of L.U.S.T.Line, a national bulletin published by the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission.

The L.U.S.T.Line article was written by Paul Stock from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Stock is a hydrologist who has been with the MPCA for the past 12 years, mainly with the remediation division. He currently serves as the Petroleum Remediation Program’s (PRP’s) Remediation Coordinator. He has worked in other MPCA remediation programs including the Brownfields Program, Voluntary Investigation and Cleanup, and Site Assessment (Superfund). Needless to say, Stock has seen a lot of tanks dug out of the ground and knows a lot about LNAPL distribution at spill sites.

In the article, Stock explains how LNAPL is not always found as a “floating pancake” layer on top of groundwater, which is contrary to popular belief. He also discusses how LIF tools like UVOST and TarGOST can be used to more accurately identify and map out the often heterogeneous distribution of LNAPL releases.

Click here to download the bulletin. The article begins on page 13.

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