site restoration Articles

  • 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.

  • University Campus Restoration Earns SITES Certification

    Project is designed to mimic the function of natural desert riparian corridors using native soils, rocks and vegetation to slow and cleanse storm water. The University of Texas at El Paso’s (UTEP) Campus Transformation Project (CTP) was awarded Silver certification under the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) rating system, and is the first project to certify under SITES v2 (Version 2). ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • How to choose open cell or closed cell articulated concrete blocks

    Are you wondering what the best, most cost-effective solution is for erosion control at your construction site? There are a variety of solutions available, but we always highly recommend the use of articulated concrete blocks. These systems are a great alternative to what can otherwise be a costly, time-consuming task in erosion control. Articulated concrete block systems can be used in a wide ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Bunker Hill Superfund Site Wetlands Restoration Environmental Protection Agency

    Bunker Hill Superfund Site Wetlands, Idaho • Provided complete range of environmental services for restoration of 21 square miles of land mined for over 100 years • Designed a soil stabilization program that included check dam installations and application of soil amendments using innovative aerial application techniques on a difficult landscape • Site studies, combined with adaptive ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Restoration of heathland case study

    Dr Phil Putwain has undertaken research over a period of 30 years on the restoration of lowland and upland heathland landscapes following severe disturbance by development projects on uncolonised mineral substrates on marginal farmland. The research findings were applied to practical implementation of heathland restoration on a large scale at sites throughout Britain ranging from the Orkney ...

  • Principles for Streamlining Environmental Restoration

    For example, published reports on the use of the “Principles” at DOE sites show savings of millions of dollars and avoidance of months or years of effort at sites in Nevada, Ohio, Kentucky, and South Carolina. At a site in South Carolina, ongoing challenges with implementing a cleanup program led to the regulators calling a “time out” in enforcing compliance agreement milestones and a rethinking ...


  • Union county aquifer restoration

    Client: Union County Water Conservation Board  Completion Date: 2003  Services Provided 65-MGD river intake Mechanically cleaned bar screen Two traveling water screens Quarter-mile-long access bridge with service deck Four 15,050 gpm vertical turbine intake pumps 48-inch raw water ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • 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.

  • Restoration of Vegetation Affected By Diesel Spill

    The toxicity of diesel spill was reduced facilitating healthy growth of grass and other vegetation at the site. TPH of the soil was reduced from 65,000 ppm to less than 1000 ppm by on site application. Restoration of vegetation and reduction of toxicity of spill using AgroRemed was achieved at a cost of less than $ ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Reaping the Rewards of Restoration case study

    Deteriorating infrastructure continues to plague municipalities across the U.S., compromising local budgets and natural resources. Utility officials nationwide are actively searching for innovative strategies to circumvent these problems. When the Cary ville-Jacksboro Utility Commission (CJUC), located 36 miles north of Knoxville, Tenn., began restoring its collection system, it successfully ...


    By Mission Communications, LLC

  • Stream restoration and slope stabilization project case study

    ‘Gerber Legendary Blades’, a division of Fiskars, is a manufacturer of jack-knives for outdoors enthusiasts. The Gerber corporate headquarters was built in the late 1970’s near Portland, Oregon. The parking lot was built an adequate distance from the stream running through the property, and paved with asphalt. In the late 90’s, continued development of impervious surfaces ...


    By Envirolok LLC

  • Stream Restoration | Bank Stabilization - Case Study

    Blacklick Creek – Reynoldsburg, Ohio Through stream restoration and bank stabilization, as the Environmental General Contractor, we were able to repair a dangerous situation facing an apartment complex in Central Ohio. The adjacent Blacklick Creek had eroded the bank to the point that a 40 foot cliff endangered both people and property. We cleared the area, relocated ...

  • 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.

  • Post Construction Cleanup and Restoration with Gas Pressure Washers

    After the completion of construction, the building or structure has to be thoroughly cleaned, removing excess grime and dust from walls, floors, sidewalks, and similar structures. One way to achieve fast and efficient cleaning is through the use of a powerful gas pressure washer. You may use an electric pressure washer as well, but most contractors use a gas pressure washer as these machines do ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Protecting and restoring coral reefs

    Better navigation and surveillance can help to prevent ships from damaging coral reefs and the need for expensive restoration, says Crispin Maslog. When the US Navy minesweeper USS Guardian smashed into the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea off the Philippines at dawn on 17 January, it sent shock waves to the Philippine government and environmental guardians in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Remote monitors track river restoration success

    The Norfolk Rivers Trust has installed a remote river monitoring station that has been tracking water quality and flow before and after river restoration work at an area of ecological importance on the River Nar. Rising in chalk hills to the east of the village of Tittleshall, the river flows south for 2.5 km until it reaches Mileham, then predominately west for 39.5 km through the villages of ...


  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Protecting and restoring coral reefs

    Better navigation and surveillance can help to prevent ships from damaging coral reefs and the need for expensive restoration, says Crispin Maslog. When the US Navy minesweeper USS Guardian smashed into the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea off the Philippines at dawn on 17 January, it sent shock waves to the Philippine government and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • What Does it Take for Successful Forest Landscape Restoration?

    This week in Washington, D.C., members of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) met to advance strategies to restore degraded forest landscapes around the world. Such restoration has the ...

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