ABSTRACT

The assessment, remediation, and redevelopment of manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites pose a significant technical and financial challenge to successor property owners, including municipalities and other public entities undertaking brownfields revitalization, and to their consulting environmental engineers. Due to the toxicity of many coal tar constituents, sites contaminated as a result of gasworks operations pose a significant threat to public health. This book will discuss the history of the manufactured gas industry in Massachusetts (the largest in the US), as well as the toxicity of gasworks waste products, technical challenges in the cleanup process, and the process for site cleanups.

section I|226 pages

Fundamentals of Manufactured Gas

chapter 1|80 pages

Gas and Gasmaking in Massachusetts

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

chapter 2|94 pages

Other Aspects of Gas Engineering in Massachusetts

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

chapter 3|50 pages

Historic Gas Industry in Massachusetts

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

section II|132 pages

Boston: A Case Study of a City's Gas Industry

chapter 4|52 pages

Manufactured Gas in Boston 1823–1922

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

chapter 5|18 pages

Geographic and Geological Setting of Boston, as it Affects the Coal Tar Threat

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

chapter 6|60 pages

Historic Regulation of the Massachusetts Gas Industry (1861–1923)

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

section III|112 pages

Character & Regulation of Manufactured Gas in Massachusetts

chapter 7|34 pages

Character of Manufactured Gas Companies of Massachusetts

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

chapter 8|44 pages

Gasworks By-Products—Original Uses and Environmental Legacy

ByHatheway Allen W., Thomas B. Speight

chapter 9|32 pages

Historical Information Critical to Meaningful Site Remediation

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

section IV|146 pages

Considerations for Massachusetts Gasworks & Coal–Tar Remediation

chapter 10|40 pages

Historic Patterns of Gasworks Wastes and Pollution in Massachusetts

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

chapter 11|52 pages

Present-Day (2017) Coal-Tar Assessment and Remediation in Massachusetts

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

chapter 12|36 pages

Modern Technical Approaches to Coal-Tar Assessment and Remediation

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

chapter 13|14 pages

Modern Litigation as a Window on The Massachusetts Gas Industry's Legacy

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight

chapter 14|2 pages

Summary and Conclusions

ByAllen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight