waste remediation Articles

  • Green remediation

    The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) strategic plan calls for increased research and application of sustainable systems that promote environmental stewardship, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and improve energy efficiency. One area of this research is green remediation. Green remediation is a relatively new approach to environmental cleanup; expanded from the traditional ...


  • Groundwater Remediation

    Groundwater remediation or clean-up is required when concentrations of contaminants exceed or are expected to exceed predetermined levels for the type of resource that is impacted (Grossman et.al., 2008). For example, lead levels in drinking water should not exceed the EPA action level of 0.015 mg/L. What caused the high levels of lead? How can the lead be removed from the aquifer? (Grossman ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainable remediation

    The term remediation refers to procedures implemented to eliminate contaminants and toxic waste from polluted landfills, water bodies and other places to promote environmental health and safety. Since its inception in the 1970s, remediation itself has evolved into a full-fledged industry. Organizations engaged in environmental construction activities typically execute remediation projects. In ...

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling - A Green and Sustainable Remediation Remedy

    Interest in using sustainable practices and technologies for environmental cleanup has increased notably within the past few years. The US EPA and many states have published recommended practices to reduce the environmental footprint of cleanup operations, and many consultants and contractors are attempting to “go green” in contaminated site remediation. It makes sense to conserve ...

  • A 10-year prospective on remediation

    For the last thirty years we have all been working very hard to put ourselves out of the remediation business, so why be concerned with where  remediation will be ten years in the future? In responding to environmental legacies of the past hasn’t industry put policies and procedures in place to prevent the creatin of future liabilities? Don’t we design and operate facilities today to minimize the ...


    By AHC Group

  • 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 ...


  • Remediating Unforeseen Sewer Contaminants

    Getting the PCBs out Who: Jersey City, N.J., Municipal Utilities Authority Tons of clean sediment removed: 4,469 Tons of PCB-contaminated sediment: 2,502 Consulting engineer: Boswell Engineering: South Hackensack, N.J. Environmental maintenance contractor: National Water Main ...

  • Standard Chlorine of Delaware Remediation

    By designing a 70-foot deep barrier wall, Black & Veatch was able to cut off contaminant source areas from a creek near New Castle, Delaware. The groundwater treatment system that Black & Veatch designed prevents site contamination from reaching the underlying drinking water aquifer. The Standard Chlorine of Delaware Site is a 65 acre area including an abandoned chlorobenzene ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Cement industries solution to Waste Management - Remediation of oil refinery sludge basin

    Abstract Work was completed in early 1992 to clean up a 5.5 acre (2.2 ha) stormwater sludge basin for an oil refinery company. The basin, which had served as a stormwater collection and settling pond for over 40 years, contained oily sludges with high concentrations of certain metals and volatile organic compounds. The closure plan included a combination cement-bentonite slurry wall and jet ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Use of vermiculture technology for waste management and environmental remediation in Argentina

    Throughout the world, there have been increasing interests in the recycling of wastes for sustainable development. This especially applies for organic materials of municipal and agro-industrial origin. Recycling initiatives in Argentina are still incipient. In the last years, the use of earthworms for stabilising organic wastes has been evaluated. In this paper, the authors compile the research ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable: Creating Tools for the Hazardous Waste Cleanup Community

    Untitled Document The Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable leads the federal government’s efforts to promote interagency ...

  • Remediation of hydrocarbon contaminants from oil lagoons and refinery waste - case study

    In 2007 econ delivered an indirectly heated thermal desorption plant to a client in Kuwait. The plant is de-signed to treat various types of waste with hydrocarbon contaminant content. In particular refinery waste, oil lagoons and down hole drilling waste. The aim is to recover the waste hydrocarbons from the soil/sand and remediate the lagoons of their contaminants.  Due to the natural ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • CERCLA remedial and removal actions at historic waste disposal areas.

    Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc. (ANP) has operated a nitrogen-based fertilizer and explosives manufacturing facility in rural Cochise County since 1921. Using a feedstock of anhydrous ammonia, current manufacturing processes produce nitric acid, solid and liquid ammonium nitrate, and various ammonium nitrate-based fertilizer products for regional mining and agricultural markets. Historically, ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Article: Talking `bout my Generation: The Remediation Liability of Waste Producers

    The UK Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs has argued that the EU Environmental Liability Directive draws upon CERCLA policies, but the general view would be that this influence has been curtailed to date within UK legislation, not least by an avoidance of joint and several liability through a complex series of exclusions and risk transfer mechanisms built into the Circular operating ...


  • TerraTherm to Remediate Soils at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site - Case Study

    The Beede Site is the former location of a state-licensed and regulated waste oil recycling and disposal facility. The nearly 41-acre Site is located in a residential area of Plaistow, New Hampshire (NH). Operations at the Site began in the 1920s, and continued until the state of NH ordered its closure in 1994. From the 1920s to 1994, thousands of NH residents and businesses were customers of the ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • An investigation and remediation of TNT contaminated soils.

    An investigation and remediation of TNT contaminated soils and wastes was conducted at the Apache Powder Superfund Site in Cochise County, Arizona during 1999 and 2000. TNT contamination was most likely the result of salvage operations of World War I munitions. Characterized by a steep hillside and arroyo cutting through the wastes, the site offered challenges of stability, access, health and ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Phytocapping: an alternative technique for landfill remediation

    An alternative technique of landfill remediation known as 'Phytocapping' was trialled at Rockhampton, Australia. Twenty one tree species were established on two types of phytocaps (thick cap; 1400 mm soil and thin cap; 700 mm). The trial was monitored for plant growth, transpiration loss, canopy rainfall interception and methane oxidation. The results show that the tree species can intercept ca. ...


    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. As part of its mission to protect human health and the environment, EPA is committed ...

  • Emergency remediation response case study

    Services Performed Emergency remediation response, oil and hazardous waste consulting and a mold/indoor air quality (IAQ) testing Summary Following the flooding of the Spicket River during the Spring 2006, EFI Global was engaged to evaluate a nursing home in Lawrence, MA. After the initial environmental evaluation, our team observed that the basement and ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Sonic making inroads on PCB remediation?

    The Sydney Tar Ponds of Nova Scotia are the result of a century of coal mining and steelmaking, which left behind 900,000 tonnes of chemical waste. About 5 per cent or 45,000 tonnes of this waste is contaminated with high levels of PCBs. Two years ago a federal-provincial plan was announced to clean up the Tar Ponds over 10 years at a cost of $400 million, and this led to the creation of the ...


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