Environmental Threat
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Plant Wastes
Contamination Threat Modes
Residuals - Components
Sources of MGP Liquid Effluent
FMG Plants in the US
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Locating and Confirming a Site
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FMGP In The News
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Coal-tar Site Litigation
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Literature of Manufactured Gas
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Highly Useful Publications of Allen W. Hatheway Relating to
Historical Technical and Operating Conditions at Manufactured
Gas Plants and Other Coal-Tar Facilities.


  Allen W. Hatheway has authored more than 200 technical publications, including books, pamphlets, journal papers and abstracts. Of these, the following deal with former manufactured gas plants. His technical book "Remediation of Former Manufactured Gas Plants & Other Coal-Tar Sites, was published by CRC Press, of the Taylor and Francis Group (UK) in July, 2011 (2012 copyright).

PowerPoint Presentations:  
(in PDF format)
( Note: these are large (~18 MB) files - not for slow connections )

Former Manufactured Gas Plants & Other Toxic Coal-Tar Sites Of Southern California: Los Angeles To San Diego

Text Publications:  (linked files are in PDF format)

Hatheway, A.W., Kanaori, Y., Cheema, T., Griffiths, J., Promma, K., 2004,  9th Annual Report on the International Status of Engineering Geology Year 2003–2004: Engineering Geology, Amsterdam 

Hatheway, A.W., Kanaori, Y., and Cheema, T., 2003, 8th Annual Report on the International Status of Engineering Geology (Year 2002): Engineering Geology, Amsterdam, v. 7-, no. 1-2, p. 169-200.

Hatheway, A.W., and Kanaori, Y., 2002, 7th Annual Report on the International Status of Engineering Geology (Year 2001): Engineering Geology, Amsterdam, v. 65, no. 1, Jul, p. 47-79.

Hatheway, Allen W., 2002, Geoenvironmental protocol for site and waste characterization of former manufactured gas plants; worldwide remediation challenge in semi-volatile organic wastes:  Engineering Geology 64 (2002) 317–338

Hatheway, Allen W., 2001, Former Manufactured Gas Plants and Other Coal-Tar Industrial Sites, Chapter 10, in, Poirier, David A., and Feder, Kenneth A., Dangerous Places; Health, Safety, and Archaeology: Bergin & Garvey, Westport, CT, hardbound, 249 p.

Hatheway, A.W., 2000, Reflections on Dealing with Former Manufactured Gas Plants: Perspectives, 
no. 38, AEG News, v. 43, no. no. 6, Dec, 2000, p. 32-34.

Hatheway, A.W., 1999, Reflections on dealing with former manufactured gas plants: Wisconsin Ground 
Water Association, Newsletter, ed. by Wayne Hutcheson, Autu
 mn, v. 13, no. 4, p. 7-12.

Hatheway, Allen W., 1999 (abs)., Historic Technical History of Manufactured Gas and Other Coal-Tar Sites of Utah: Program and Abstracts, Assoc. Engr. Geologists, Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 68.

Hatheway, Allen W., and Bussey, Troy R., 1999 (abs.), PAH's; A Class of Hazardous Contaminants that Deserve Strict Geologic Attention: Program and Abstracts, Assoc. Engr. Geologists, Annual
Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 68.

Bennett, P.D., Brumbach, B., Farmer, T.C., Funkhouser, P.C., III., and Hatheway, A.W., 1999, Insights into Remedy Selection for cleanup of uncontrolled waste sites: ASCE, Practice Periodical in Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, v. 3, no. 1, Jan, p. 23-34.

Hatheway, A.W., 1999, Manufactured Gas in California (1852-1940); Basis for Remedial Action: American Soc. Civil Engrs., Practice Periodical in Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Wastes, v. 3 no. 3
(July), p. 132-146.

Hatheway, A.W., 1998, Junk Science and Risk-Based Corrective Action of Non-Petroleum 
Hydrocarbon Hazardous Waste Sites: Civil Engr. Mag., v. 68, Nov, p. 96; with Rebuttal and Response,
Feb (1999).

Hatheway, A.W., 1998, Site and waste characterization for manufactured gas plants and other abandoned coal-tar sites: Engineering Geology and The Environment, 6th International Congress, 
Intl. Assoc. for Engineering Geology, "A Global View from the Pacific Rim, Vancouver, B.C., 21-25 Sep,, A. A. Balkema Publishers, Amsterdam, Post-Congress Volume (v. VI).

Hatheway, A.W., 1998, Some predictable negative conditions FMGP sites: Program with 
Abstracts, 41st Annl. Mtg., Assoc. of Engineering Geologists, Seattle, WA, 30 Sep, 03 Oct, 
p. 94-95.

Hatheway, A.W., 1997, Manufactured Gas Plants; Yesterday's pride, today's liability: Civil Engineering Magazine, Nov, p. 38-41.

Hatheway, A.W.,1997, Estimated number of manufactured gas and other coal-tar sites in the United States: Assoc. of Engr. Geologists & Geological Soc. America, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, v. 3, no. 1, Spring, p. 141-142.

Hatheway, A.W., 1998, Former manufactured gas plants; Nemesis of transportation planning: Proceedings, 59th Annual Highway Geology Symposium, Prescott, AZ, 10-14 Sep.

Hatheway, A.W.,1997, Coal tar residuals; Don't let them embarrass you!: Perspectives, no., 29, a quarterly column (Since 1989) dealing with technologies and issues of professional practice of engineering geology: AEG News, Association of Engineering Geologists: v. 40, no. 2, Spring, 1997, 
p. 26-31.

Hatheway, A.W., 1996, Review; Never Let the Lights Go Out (Videotape history of manufactured gas): Atlantic Environmental Services, Colchester, CT, by J. Ripp, R.R. Kroehling and D. Hardy, 30 minutes, Env. & Engr. Geosciences, v. 2, no. 4, p. 613-614.

Hatheway, A.W., 1995, Dealing with Missouri's Coal Tar Sites: Preprint of invited paper presented at 1995 Annual Meeting, Missouri Ground Water Association, Section of National Ground Water Association, Held at Cape Girardeau, MO, 21 Feb, 5 p.

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