contaminated site restoration Articles

  • 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.

  • Integrated risk and recovery monitoring of ecosystem restorations on contaminated sites

    Ecological restorations of contaminated sites balance the human and ecological risks of residual contamination with the benefits of ecological recovery and the return of lost ecological function and ecosystem services. Risk and recovery are interrelated dynamic conditions, changing as remediation and restoration activities progress through implementation into long‐term management and ecosystem ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A framework for establishing restoration goals for contaminated ecosystems

    As natural resources become increasingly limited, the value of restoring contaminated sites, both terrestrial and aquatic, becomes increasingly apparent. Traditionally, goals for remediation have been set prior to any consideration of goals for ecological restoration. The goals for remediation have focused on removing or limiting contamination while restoration goals have targeted the ultimate ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The East-Sullivan Mine Site: from Abandonment to Restoration

    The East Sullivan mine was closed in 1966, leaving 15 Mt of acid-generating tailings free to contaminate the environment. An experimental wood waste cover was implemented in the early 80's in order to prevent sulphide oxidation. Contaminant production and dispersion were investigated in the 90's to validate that concept and guide later actions. Ligneous wastes stop oxygen, and also favour ...


    By Hydrogeochem Env. Inc.

  • 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

  • Opportunities and challenges of integrating ecological restoration into assessment and management of contaminated ecosystems

    Ecosystem restoration planning near the beginning of the site assessment and management process (“early integration”) involves consideration of restoration goals from the outset in developing solutions for contaminated ecosystems. There are limitations to integration that stem from institutional barriers, few successful precedents and limited availability of guidance. Challenges occur in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • What is Environmental Restoration?

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Environmental Restoration Program directs the assessment and cleanup of inactive sites and surplus facilities contaminated from previous defense and non-defense-related programs. All cleanup activities must comply with federal, state, Indian Nation, and local laws and regulations. In completing environmental restoration activities, DOE is committed to ...

  • Failure of Magnesium Peroxide to Remediate Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Sites (PDF)

    Researchers promote magnesium peroxide as a viable method to aerobically bioremediate petroleum hydrocarbons and restore groundwater quality. Suppliers claim that dissolved oxygen released in the saturated zone promotes biological growth for degrading a wide range of hydrocarbons dissolved in water and sorbed onto soil particles. Yet, staff with the CaliforniaRegional Water Quality Control Board, ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Former Dry Cleaning Site Contaminated with PCE - Case Study

    In-Situ® Inc. TROLL® 9500 Multiparameter Sonde helps resolve treatment challenges and saves $200,000 in drilling, reagents, and consulting. A former dry-cleaning site in the Pacific Northwest, Ultra Custom Care Cleaners, was found to be contaminated with PCE (perchloroethylene). According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), PCE was widely used in the dry cleaning of fabrics since the ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Soil invertebrate community change over fuel‐contaminated sites on a subantarctic island: An ecological field‐based line of evidence for site risk assessment

    A number of fuel spills, of both recent and historic origins, have occurred on World Heritage listed subantarctic Macquarie Island. Sites contaminated by mainly diesel fuels are undergoing remediation by the Australian Antarctic Division. The risks posed by these sites are being managed using a “weight of evidence” approach, for which this study provides a preliminary line of evidence for the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Cleanup of Contaminated Soils at Municipal Park

    A municipal garden in Mandarituba, soil was contaminated with transformer oil and COPEL, the utility company was responsible for the cleanup and restoration of the contaminated soils. The company decided to use AgroRemed BR CTBA specially customized for applications in Brazil. The site was excavated and treated as biopile with AgroRemed BR CTBA. Both TPH values and VOC’s were acceptable and ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • In-situ Technology for Clean up of Halogen Contaminated Sites - Process West case study

    Halogenated volatile organic solvents are found in the soil or ground-water at many former and active industrial sites. Fortunately highly effective remediation technologies are available to restore these former brownfields to a healthy state. The range of technologies includes the traditional approach where the contaminated soil is excavated and the volatile halogenated contaminants are ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Microbe-assisted phytoremediation approach for ecological restoration of zinc mine spoil dump

    Mining is one of the sectors that impacts air, water and soil pollution. The various environmental problems that are associated with mining activities are deforestation, removal of fertile topsoil, unstable slopes prone to sliding and erosion, siltation of water bodies due to wash off of mineral overburden dumps, air pollution due to discharge of dust and noise pollution. The most effective means ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Incorporating sustainable practices into site remediation

    This introduction is the first of a series of fact sheets on the opportunities for implementing best management practices (BMPs) of green remediation. Upcoming topics include renewable sources of energy, enhanced stormwater control measures, BMP checklists for the field, and enabling mechanisms for practitioners Overview of Green Remediation As part of its mission to protect human health and the ...

  • Incorporating sustainable practices into site remediation

    This introduction is the first of a series of fact sheets on the opportunities for implementing best management practices (BMPs) of green remediation. Upcoming topics include renewable sources of energy, enhanced stormwater control measures, BMP checklists for the field, and enabling mechanisms for practitioners. As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, EPA is committed ...

  • Brownfield and Contaminated Land Development - Case Studies

    Whether it is an old industrial site in the center of a city, the corner gas station, or a former agricultural site that used pesticides for decades, contaminated property can be found anywhere. These sites can be considered CERCLA, RCRA, state regulated, Brownfield or any other designation. Helping to clean up properties like these, is a win win situation for ...


    By EN Rx

  • Rapid Reduction of VOCs Results in Site Closure

    Summary Subsurface investigations at a dry cleaning facility revealed elevated levels of PCE and other regulated daughter products. A remediation technology was needed that could cost-effectively reduce the contaminants to the Washington Department of Ecology’s (WDOE) cleanup levels. HRC was chosen for groundwater remediation due to its ability to provide a low cost solution for site ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Restoration of impaired ecosystems: An ounce of prevention or a pound of cure? Introduction, overview, and key messages from a SETAC‐SER workshop

    A workshop on Restoration of Impaired Ecosystems was held in Jackson, Wyoming, in June 2014. Experts from Australia, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States in ecotoxicology, restoration, and related fields from both the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and the Society for Ecological Restoration convened to advance the practice of restoring ecosystems that ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Remediated sites and brownfields: Success stories in Europe

    This document presents examples of success stories of remediation of contaminated soils in various contexts and different European countries. Thirteen countries comprising 19 European regions present a total of 29 cases which illustrate how soil and brownfields remediation along with sustainable land management have become essential for reversing the trend of soil degradation and ensuring the ...

  • Using On-Site Biological Methods to Clean Up Soil

    Decontamination companies and researchers in France are working to restore polluted soil using treatments that range from biological methods to soil washing and incineration. The problem of polluted soil was dramatically illustrated prior to construction of the Stade de France soccer stadium built for the 1998 World Cup. The location of the site, on industrial wasteland just north of Paris, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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