contaminated site Articles

  • Innovations in the Remediation of Contaminated Sites

      Discussion of the EPA publication completed North American Innovative Technology Demonstration Projects; share the information from this new document which is now available in an online. Mention some of the ongoing and completed field demonstrations of innovative remediation technologies sponsored by EPA and other government agencies such as DOD, NPS, USFS, and BIA. The remediation ...


  • One of Europe’s most contaminated sites

    VSD Avenue, a joint venture partnership between VolkerStevin, DEC and Sita Remediation, started work at the beginning of September on the remediation of the former Avenue Coking Works in Chesterfield; one of the most heavily contaminated sites in Europe. Guy Pomphrey, chairman of VSD Avenue, explains The £82m contract, signed in July, was commissioned by the client and site owner the East ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Contaminated land site investigation in Bristol

    Client: Property Developer Location: Bristol, UK Services: Contaminated Land Risk Assessment, Human Health Risk Assessment, Controlled Waters and Ecological Risk Assessment. Summary: ESI’s contaminated land assessment ensured that this former brickworks site was not registered as contaminated land under Part 2A of ...

  • Accelerating progress at contaminated sediment sites

    The “top five actions” presented by Bridges et al. in “Accelerating Progress at Contaminated Sediment Sites: Moving from Guidance to Practice” (IEAM 8(2):331‐338) represent an important set of normative guidelines that could accelerate progress at contaminated sediment sites. An important next step is to use those guidelines to develop recommendations about good practices. This letter presents ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fast bioremediation of a hydrocarbon contaminated site

    The use of bioremediation has been demonstrated to be a very effective treatment technology for a hydrocarbon contaminated site within a month of starting. In addition to selection and preparation of an appropriate microbial inoculum the other key considerations were effective mixing, addition of suitable nutrients and maintenance of soil moisture levels. Careful management of all these ...


    By Biofuture Ltd

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Site 25 System Slows Down Contamination

    The Air Force has installed dollar $2 million groundwater extraction and granular activated carbon system to slow down the spread of the solvent trichloroethene (TCE) groundwater contamination at Site ...


    By J.C. Palomar, Inc.

  • Risk assessment and brownfields-determining exposure to site contaminants

    The USEPA’s Brownfields Program was developed to facilitate the rehabilitation of contaminated property for re-development. EPA has set forth criteria that must be met for a revitalized property to be used for residential, commercial or industrial purposes. The main thrust of these criteria is the long-term protection of residents or visitors (including shoppers and business employees). As ...

  • NJDEP issuing remedial priority scores for contaminated sites

    Very shortly, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will be issuing letters to responsible parties containing a draft Remedial Priority Score (RPS) for their particular site. It is unclear how the rankings will be used, but the RPS system has been described as a tool to sort sites out for further discussion. The ...

  • Modeling Leachate Contamination and Remediation of Groundwater at a Landfill Site

    Leachate contamination of an aquifer from a landfill sitewas simulated using the groundwater flow and transport model SUTRA developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The model calibration was performed by spatially adjusting the hydraulic conductivity in order to capture the measured hydraulic head spatial variation and then by adjusting the dispersivity and porosity match the measured chloride ...


    By Springer

  • Quantitative risk assessment for contaminated sites in Spain

    Environmental Quantitative Risk Assessment is one of the key factors in the Decision Making Process for contaminated sites. Numerous decisions have to be made before, during and after conducting a quantitative risk assessment.Risk assessment is based on the information gathered previously: Historical information (Phase I) Site characterization (Phase II) Toxicological ...

  • In-Situ Bioremediation Treats Contaminants at a Disposal Site

    Site Summary A TCE-contaminated plume developed from buried drums containing organic solvents on the former Duluth Airbase. Soil excavation took place in the early 1990s and a total of 1,925 yds3 of soil were treated through land farming. A few years later, site assessment activities uncovered a VOC plume in groundwater and further monitoring revealed the breakdown of TCE to daughter products ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Who will do the Cleanup? (Contaminated Sites Report 2007)

    To better understand Canada’s current capacity to meet this unique labour demand, ECO Canada undertook this study in early 2006. Our work was guided by a 29-member National Steering Committee from government, industry, and academia. In addition, a full-day National Forum on Contaminated Sites was held in Vancouver on March 28, 2006 to gain support and gather comments on the project from ...


    By ECO Canada

  • Contaminated Water

    Treatment of Contaminated Mine Water Discharge Recent estimates have suggested that in the UK 2,500 km of streams and an area of 9,000 km2 of groundwater bodies are at risk of failure of Water Framework Directive Objectives due to mine water pollution (Jarvis & Rees 2004). For over two decades the Loughor Estuary in South Wales, which carries SSSI status, had been ...


    By BritishFlora

  • Transforming Ecosystems: When, Where, and How to Restore Contaminated Sites

    Chemical contamination has impaired ecosystems, reducing biodiversity and the provisioning of functions and services. This has spurred a movement to restore contaminated ecosystems and develop and implement national and international regulations that require it. Nevertheless, ecological restoration remains a young and rapidly growing discipline and its intersection with toxicology is even more ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Subsurface movement of zinc from contaminated dredge spoils at a periodically flooded site

    In 1982, sediments contaminated with zinc, cadmium, and copper were dredged from Lake DePue in Illinois and deposited in a diked sediment disposal area (DSDA) that is flooded annually for at least three months. Data from soil and groundwater samples collected at multiple depths within and adjacent to the DSDA indicate vertical movement of the metals in the subsurface, although groundwater outside ...


    By Springer

  • A fuzzy multi-criteria decision analysis approach for the management of petroleum-contaminated sites

    This paper presents an effective Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (FMCDA) approach for contaminated site management. The development was based on: selecting eight criteria for remedial alternative evaluation and determining the weight of criteria importance under uncertainty; addressing various uncertainty issues in remedial alternative assessment process using a fuzzy-set approach based on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study – TEPH contamination - petroleum release site – Golden, CO

    Site: Petroleum Release – Golden, CO Contaminant: TEPH in soil Soil Type: Clay Injection Cost: ~$9,000 (material & labor) Plume Area: ~500 sq. ft. Plume Thickness: 4 feet (8 to 12 feet bgs) Date of Treatment: April 6 and 7, 2004 Notes: The goal of the project was to bring small petroleum surface spills affecting soils on the subject site to ...

  • Environmental and health risk assessment of an oil contaminated site in the Mexican tropical southeast

    The aim of the present study was the environmental and health risk assessment of the oil contaminated soil in the Mexican tropic. The case is based on the total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) and polycyclic aromatic (PAH) soil contamination resulting from the activities of the oil industry over 70 years. The results of this study were estimated using CalTOX, a multimedia exposure model. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Public policies for contaminated site cleanup: evidence from a survey of the Italian public

    Cleaning up contaminated sites is currently considered one of the most important environmental policy priorities in many countries. Remediation of contaminated sites is attractive because it reduces risks to human health and ecological systems, and brings a host of potential social and economic benefits. Public programmes are deemed necessary by the law and in practice to address contamination at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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