rcra, cercla Articles

  • RCRA and CERCLA Hazardous Waste Sites - case study

    Expert management oversight and support at polluted sites Nationwide The Summary For more than a quarter-century, we provided a wide range of scientific and regulatory expertise on enforcement, permitting and corrective action at some of the nation's most polluted hazardous waste sites. The Client ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions.

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • 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

  • Overview of Major Changes in EPA Draft Guidance for Vapor Intrusion

    The following provides a brief summary of the Draft Guidance for Evaluating the Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air Pathway From Groundwater and Soils (Subsurface Vapor Intrusion Guidance). November 2002, EPA530-F-02-052. Major Points: This draft guidance supersedes the draft RCRA EI Supplemental Guidance for Evaluating the Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air Pathway (Dec. 2001). It does not supersede ...

  • Performance-Based Measurement Systems

    Many of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) methods used to monitor air, water and soil for environmental contaminants prescribe step-by-step details on how the chemical analysis must be conducted and prohibit any deviations or variations. The EPA has recognized that monitoring equipment and technology have improved tremendously over the last few years; that environmental media do not ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Excavation, Retrieval, and Off-Site Disposal

    Introduction: Contaminated material is removed and transported to permitted off-site treatment and/or disposal facilities. Some pretreatment of the contaminated media usually is required in order to meet land disposal restrictions. Confined disposal facilities (CDFs) are engineered structure enclosed by dikes and designed to retain dredged materials. A CDF may have a large cell for ...

  • EPA targets electric utilities - the agency steps up efforts to manage coal ash damage

    Approximately 5.4 million cubic yards, or 1.1 billion gallons, of coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plant near Knoxville, Tenn., in December 2008 flooded some 300 acres of land, damaging property, polluting waterways, and killing fish. TVA will likely spend more than $500 million and perhaps as much as $1 billion dollars on the cleanup, says the U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Editor`s perspective article on sustainable remediation thought leadership white paper

    In this issue of Remediation, the entire publication is dedicated to a single white paper, “Integrating Sustainable Principles, Practices, and Metrics Into Remediation Projects,” written by the U.S. Sustainable Remediation Forum, or “SURF.” SURF is an energetic group of volunteers who are passionate about the concept of sustainable remediation. Nearly one-quarter of SURF’s almost 200 members ...

  • Case study - Mobile remediation system

    OVERVIEW A large consulting and contracting firm owns and operates several ex-situ Thermal Desorption Units (TDUs). Each single-load Thermal Desorption Unit has the capacity of desorbing 15 tons of soil per hour at a temperature of 400°F - 900°F. These Thermal Desorber Units have been designed to operate on both chlorinated and non-chlorinated RCRA, CERCLA, and private industry ...

  • Incentives for environmental performance

    There are many advantages for a company who is pursuing a course of superior environmental performance. Governmental Trends to Improve Environmental Management Better organization and more efficient management of environmental responsibilities. Better compliance with laws and regulations. Reduction in environmental risk and liabilities with possible ...

  • Integrated Site Closure Achieves Business and Regulatory Goals

    A new concept for cleanup of contaminated properties and hazardous waste sites applicable under federal and state regulatory programs is helping clients achieve both business and regulatory goals at their sites. The concept, called 'Integrated Site Closure', is the seamless integration and delivery of services necessary to reach regulatory closure of contaminated properties. Regulatory closure ...


    By AECOM

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

     Traditional risk management posits a rational, five-step process for managing risks. The outstanding differences between this traditional process and the environmental risk management process lie in the technicality and complexity of step one (identifying and analyzing environmental risk) and of the first part of step two (examining the feasibility of  alternative risk management, ...

  • Designing and Implementing Perimeter Air Monitoring Programs

    Perimeter or fenceline ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring programs have become increasingly valuable at hazardous waste, landfill, dredging, ports, and MGP remediation sites. Air quality monitoring programs protect public health and reduce owner liability ...


    By AECOM

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • The New Environmental Insurance Products: When Does it Make Sense to Buy Them?

     Part One Introduction Real estate transactions with environmental problems often founder on attempts to shift the liabilities from one party to the other. In transactions with other types of problems, insurance is a popular risk transfer mechanism,  and is regularly used for that purpose, but it is used far less often when there are environmental risks. This so-called ...

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