Review by: Gardiner Cross

Geologists working on hazardous waste sites often think of them as relics of history, albeit recent, human-scale history. We can often find people who worked at the plant in question or who have good second-hand knowledge of past operational practices. Failing that, we can reason by analogy with similar operations that we have seen. However, there is a large group of heavily affected sites that are truly historic, contaminated by an industry that has been gone for so long that minimal information about plant operations remains. These sites are manufactured gas plants (MGPs), which supplied combustible...

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