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Groundwater Sensitivity Toolkit


API and the California MTBE Research Partnership have produced a software utility to help site managers, water purveyors, and regulators evaluate the sensitivity of a groundwater resource to a potential release of compounds of concern (e.g., an MTBE-oxygenated fuel) at a particular site. The toolkit examines three aspects of sensitivity: Resource Value, Receptor Vulnerability and Natural Sensitivity. The user supplies site-specific information and the toolkit returns a "scorecard" addressing the three aspects of sensitivity. Although this utility was designed with petroleum hydrocarbon releases in mind, it can be used when dissolved chlorinated and inorganic compounds are the chemicals of concern. The toolkit runs on Microsoft ExcelTMand comes with a user's guide.

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