The Triad Process – Definition

The Triad is an innovative approach to streamlining the decision-making process for hazardous waste and contaminated site characterization and remediation. The Triad approach proactively exploits new characterization and treatment tools, using work strategies developed by innovative and successful site professionals. The Triad Resource Center provides the information hazardous waste site managers and cleanup practitioners use to implement the Triad effectively. (Description from the Triad Resource Center's website.)

For the Galena Airport, the people who attend the Triad meetings include representatives from the Air Force, its contractors, and the Alaska departments of Environmental Conservation, and Transportation and Public Facilities.

The Triad meetings generally occur every two weeks during the field work season.