Letter to the Editor
Article first published online: 25 JUN 2014
© 2014 SETAC
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
Volume 10, Issue 3, pages 325–326, July 2014
How to Cite
O'Reilly, K. T., Pietari, J. and Boehm, P. D. (2014), Authors' reply. Integr Environ Assess Manag, 10: 325–326. doi: 10.1002/ieam.1548
- Issue published online: 25 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 25 JUN 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 28 APR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 APR 2014
- Manuscript Received: 25 APR 2014
- Dr. Crane raises a number of interesting points, but these serve to support not distract from, the conclusions of our paper.
- Without independent verification that the source inputs used are appropriate and sufficient, the results of EPA's Chemical Mass Balance Model (CMB) cannot be used to verify the contribution of a given source.
- Neither Van Metre and Mahler's (2010) nor Crane's (2014) use of CMB demonstrates whether refined tar sealers are actually a source in any urban sediment.
- When using the results of receptor models to promote source control policy, care must be taken to clarify the underlying assumptions and uncertainty.