Olin and Susan E.
References Abstract This fictional case study involves an actual Superfund cleanup of an abandoned wood treating facility adjacent to several African American residential neighborhoods in the southeastern United States.
At the heart of this study are the ethical issues involved in making decisions with insufficient data. Here, these issues are presented from three different perspectives: His job, obviously, depends on the employer.
The case history, soil sampling data and excerpts from EPA documents are included, together with numerical as well as ethical problems.
Back to Top Introduction One obstacle to effective instruction on engineering ethics is the lack of resources such as numerical problems. But ethical issues encountered in the practice of engineering can be integrated throughout the curriculum. Instruction in ethics is a requirement for accreditation for undergraduate engineering programs 1and it is a curriculum goal of recent reports on Engineering Education for the 21st Century e.
This paper describes one case developed at that workshop.
The facility occupies 26 acres in an industrial area. Four African American residential neighborhoods are in the immediate vicinity. The site was first developed for creosote wood preserving in ; sincepenta-chlorophenol PCP had been used as a preservative at the ETC site and was the only preservative used after Manufacturing activities had not taken place at the facility since October,and the site was officially abandoned in bankruptcy proceedings during February of The RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act inspection report of ETC in February, showed that the wood treating facility was cited for many non-compliances, including no inspection log, no personnel training records, no groundwater monitoring, no protective covers and inspections of surface impoundments, and no inspection schedules.
In April,preliminary assessment began at the ETC site to determine the extent of contamination.
Soil sampling using PCP as an indication of contamination is summarized in Table 1.This Record of Decision (ROD) is for the Escambia Wood Treating Company (ETC) Superfund Site, Operable Unit 2 (Ground Water) that is located at North Palafox Street in the city of Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida.
SITE NAME, LOCATION, AND DESCRIPTION The Escambia Treating Company (ETC) site is located at North Palafox Street in the City of Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida at approximately 27' 19" north latitude and 13' west longitude.
The Escambia Wood Treating Company (ETC) is located at Palafox Highway, northeast of the intersection of Fairfield Drive in Pensacola, Florida. The 26 acre site is. Citizens Against Toxic Exposure (CATE) was formed to push for the efficient clean up of the Escambia Treating Company (ETC) Superfund Site, infamously known as "Mt.
Dioxin." CATE also worked on the Agrico Chemical Superfund Site as its contamination had commingled with ETC's, because it was only a quarter mile away. Black & Veatch has achieved all that in its work at the site of a Florida wood treating company. In , the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gained passage of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and .
For the Escambia Treating Company Superfund Site, the Information Repository had been designated as the West Florida Regional Library, West Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL ().