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Abstract

This article presents an analysis of remedial approaches, costs, and time required to remediate dry cleaner sites in the United States based on data compiled by the State Coalition for the Remediation of Dry Cleaners (SCRD). Trends in soil and groundwater remedy selection are identified and discussed. Median costs and the time required to remediate dry cleaner sites are presented. In addition, median costs and the duration of soil and groundwater remediation for the most widely used remedial approaches are reported. The analysis is intended to serve the needs of stakeholders, including responsible parties, consultants, regulators, and litigants, as well as real estate developers, banks, and other holders of portfolios of impacted dry cleaner sites by providing quantitative results useful for planning and transactional analysis. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.