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Biological Remediation

This week's Topic In Depth focuses on the use of biological organisms to reduce environmental contamination. From the US Geological Survey, the first site (1) is a general introduction to bioremediation and includes links to several examples of successful bioremediation projects. Next (2) is a glossary of terms related to biological remediation. The third site is an educational resource (3)...
Brownfields and Land Revitalization in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska

The Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment Web site offers a wide array of helpful information and data on the extensive hazardous site cleanup program. Besides up-to-date news and stories, visitors will find official definitions of Brownfields, information on grants, laws and regulations, publications, and more. Perhaps the most helpful to professionals would be...
Contaminated Site Clean-Up Information

This website was first launched in 1996 and it is sponsored and operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) website "provides information about innovative treatment and site characterization technologies to the hazardous waste remediation community." There are several sections worth a look here, and visitors might first want to check out the "Issues"...
Principles for Managing Contaminated Sediment Risks at Hazardous Waste Sites

On February 20, 2002, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an eleven-page memorandum entitled Principles for Managing Contaminated Sediment Risks at Hazardous Waste Sites. Eleven risk management principles are presented, such as "control sources early" and "involve the community." The memo is intended to help guide Superfund National Policy Managers make "scientifically sound and...
RCRA Cleanup Reforms

Concerns over the progress in Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) cleanup efforts since 1984 have prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to publish "RCRA Cleanup Reforms," which describes the implementation process of these administrative reforms.