Site Screening

A site screening tool – as defined here –uses a “scorecard” to indicate to the user whether certain approaches should be considered for site remediation or cleanup. The DSTs included on this page provide the user with “ballpark” answers to broad questions. These DSTs prompt the user for site-specific information, process the information through a “canned” logical process, and provide a rank or score that compares the user’s site against a knowledge base developed from experience in the environmental community.

Decision Support Software Tool Functions Function Evaluated Interactive or File Tabular Input and Output Graphical Input and Output and Print Report? Contaminants: Metals, Chlorinated Solvents, SVOCs, Pesticides PCBs, Petroleum, Radionuclides Media: Soil/Sediment, Soils Gas, Air, Surface Water, Groundwater Potential Technical Team Members
BIOBALANCE Analytical Modeling
   NA     NA       NA     NA     Yes
    NA      √       NA      NA    NA      NA
   NA     NA      NA      NA      √
Software Home Page Site Screening        
  Remedial Process Selection        
BIOCHLOR Analytical Modeling I    NA     NA       NA     NA     Yes     NA      √       NA      NA     NA     NA    NA     NA      NA      NA      √  
Software Home Page Site Screening         •Hydrogeologist
  Remedial Process Selection         • General technical staff familiar with chemical fate and transport
Groundwater Sensitivity Toolkit Site Screening I    NA     xls      NA      NA     Yes     √        √       NA      NA       √       NA   NA     NA      NA      NA      √ •Hydrogeologist
Software Home Page              
File input and output formats are represented in the matrix by the file extension.ASCII files, for example are indicated by the extension "txt."
EPCRA = Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act
1 ERPIMS data can be imported through an Access file or a series of text files (.tes, .res, .sam, .ldi).
2 GeoSEM uses several GIS vector and raster file formats: DOD vector product format (VPF) , ESRI product files, CAD drawings (dxf), ASCI II grids, and georeferenced image formats such as geoTIFs, bitmaps, GIFs, JPGs, and ERDAS.
N/A Not applicable
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