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Open-File Report 2009–1048

Prepared in Cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Research Implementation and Quality Assurance Project Plan: An Evaluation of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Technologies for the Detection of Fugitive Contamination at Selected Superfund Hazardous Waste Sites

By E. Terrence Slonecker and Gary B. Fisher

Open-File Report 2009-1048 and link to report PDF (127 KB)


This project is a research collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Eastern Geographic Science Center (EGSC), for the purpose of evaluating the utility of hyperspectral remote sensing technology for post-closure monitoring of residual contamination at delisted and closed hazardous waste sites as defined under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act [CERCLA (also known as ”Superfund”)] of 1980 and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986.

First posted March 2009

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Suggested citation:
Slonecker, E.T., and Fisher, G.B., 2009, Research Implementation and Quality Assurance Project Plan—An evaluation of hyperspectral remote sensing technologies for the detection of fugitive contamination at selected Superfund sites: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1048, 18 p., available only online at

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