Emissions of toxic gases are expected to be encountered in a variety of geologic settings, for example: (1) engineered waste disposal sites, which are nominally required to incorporate design measures for capture and control; (2) all manner of dumps and other un-engineered and/or uncontrolled waste disposal sites; (3) derelict industrial sites and their plant and off-plant dump and discharge points; and (4) certain natural bodies, in particular, shallow oil fields, or deposits of toxic mineral compounds formed and/or released during the geologic history of the site.

Geologists, therefore, are the natural choice for the professional needed to predict and discover...

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