incorporating options to minimize the environmental footprints of a cleanup
- Treatment plant modification at Aerojet facility will accelerate reuse of treated water and ease current water demands in Sacramento area
- EPA study quantifies environmental footprint of using in situ thermal treatment technology at the Former Williams Air Force Base in Arizona
- Two adjuncts now available to facilitate use of ASTM Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups
- Verified performance of over 50 emission reduction technologies under EPA’s clean diesel verification process
- 13th International UFZ-Deltares Conference on Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and (Ground)Water Resources to be held in Copenhagen in June 2015
- News archives...
- July 28-August 1 Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration in New Orleans
- September 18-19 Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization course in Kansas City
- More on the calendar...
EPA's action plan for United Heckathorn cleanup along the Richmond Channel in northern California relies on use of passive samplers to identify areas of sediment contaminated by DDT. *New*
Soil and groundwater remediation systems at the BP Site in Paulsboro, New Jersey, are partially powered by a 275 kW solar energy system. The system consists of nearly 6,000 ground-mounted photovoltaic panels situated above a covered landfill on adjacent property that was unsuitable for the area's anticipated industrial and commercial redevelopment. Over 10 years of operation, use of this renewable energy source has avoided more than 3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions *Update*
in the field
GR Best Management Practices
- An Introduction (PDF) (2 pp, 114K)
- Excavation and Surface Restoration (PDF) (4 pp, 238K)
- Site Investigation (PDF) (4 pp, 179K)
- Pump and Treat Technologies (PDF) (8 pp, 225K)
- Bioremediation (PDF) (4 pp, 176K)
- Soil Vapor Extraction & Air Sparging (PDF) (4 pp, 131K)
- Clean Fuel & Emission Technologies for Site Cleanup (PDF) (10 pp, 354K)
- Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup (PDF) (8 pp, 335K)
- Sites with Leaking Underground Storage Tank Systems (PDF) (6 pp, 448K)
- Landfill Cover Systems & Energy Production (PDF) (6 pp, 465K)
- Overview of EPA's Methodology to Address the Environmental Footprint of Site Cleanup (PDF) (2 pp, 176K)
- Mining Sites (PDF) (6 pp, 535K)
- Implementing In Situ Thermal Technologies (PDF) (6 pp, 249K)
- Materials and Waste Management (PDF) (4pp, 397K)
Upcoming Topics (PDF) (1 pg, 239K)
GR Technology Primer (PDF) (56 pp, 814K):
Incorporating Sustainable Environmental Practices into Remediation of Contaminated Sites
- EPA Strategic Plan, FY 2014-2018 *New*
- ...EPA's hazardous waste programs also are working to reduce the energy use and environmental footprint during the investigation and remediation of hazardous waste sites.
Goal 3: Cleaning Up Communities and Advancing Sustainable Development
EPA's Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project's Environmental Footprint uses 21 metrics and a seven-step process to quantify energy, air, water, and materials & waste comprising the environmental footprint of a remedy. The supporting Spreadsheets for Environmental Footprint Analysis (SEFA) workbooks are available to help users estimate each of the methodology's metrics on a site-specific basis. Related background studies, examples, and data gathering tools offer additional information of value to environmental footprint assessment.
Learn about executive orders, requirements, and guidance on energy and water management, green purchasing, and environmental stewardship
Questions and comments about EPA's green remediation efforts may be forwarded to:
Carlos Pachon, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation.