A complete characterization of a source should include:
- Source identification;
- Delineation of source boundaries;
- Estimation of source dimensions;
- Identification of hazardous substances associated with the source;
- Pathway-specific evaluations of source containment characteristics;
- Determinations of the pathways to which the source might release; and
- Waste characteristics (hazardous waste quantity and substance-specific characteristics).
The HRS provides a detailed procedure for characterizing sources (see HRS Rule Section 2.2).
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