U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC)

High-resolution site characterization (HRSC) strategies and techniques use scale-appropriate measurement and sample density to define contaminant distributions, and the physical context in which they reside, with greater certainty, supporting faster and more effective site cleanup.


Learn more about HRSC and its benefits to streamlining and improving characterization efforts.

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For more information on High-Resolution Site Characterization, please contact:

Steve Dyment
Office of Research and Development

PH: (303) 312-7044 | Email: