Groundwater Completion Strategies for Complex Sites
A new paradigm for cleanup of complex groundwater sites is emerging that includes reconsidering how cleanup goals are selected and structured, combining technologies in space or in time, and using improved performance metrics to evaluate real progress toward risk reduction during the lifetime of the remedy.
Mercury contamination is an age-old problem that negatively affects human and ecosystem health. The integration of technology and human expertise is necessary to understand, manage and mitigate mercury’s effects.
Maximizing Efficiency of Abandoned Mine Remediation Projects
Remediation of mine sites presents distinct challenges that can extend clean-up schedules and stretch resources. However, focusing on time-proven remedies, balancing short- and long-term expenditures, and applying innovative approaches can improve the efficiency and sustainability of abandoned mine remediation projects.
Combining Remedies for Complex Superfund Sites
With many of the smaller and simpler hazardous waste Superfund cleanups having achieved their objectives, what remain are very large or complex cleanups, where a single remedial technology alone cannot achieve restoration. Combined remedies leverage multiple technologies to achieve a common remedial goal on complex Superfund sites.
10 Ways to Accelerate Cleanups
The key success to accelerating cleanup is a sound, flexible plan with a clear endpoint, communicate that plan, and then be ready to quickly adapt the plan to changing conditions. Here are 10 steps to help make that happen.
A Life-Cycle Perspective Can Minimize Cleanup Costs
With many of the remaining cleanups in the Superfund program involving large, complex sites and fewer funds to implement the remedies, life-cycle costs become an important consideration when planning and designing a remedy. Evaluating life-cycle costs throughout the CERCLA process, rather than trying to minimize costs at each stage, ensures that a site’s total costs are minimized.
10 Questions to Consider about Industrial Water Reuse
The sustainability features of industrial water reuse can benefit the surrounding region, but reuse is not a viable option for every situation. Because each facility presents site- and process-specific factors, water reuse consideration requires thorough data collection and careful analysis of the many options available.
10 Steps to Disaster Preparedness
Disasters affect millions of people each year on a personal, business, local community or national level. The golden rule for successful disaster management at all levels is to increase awareness, develop actions plans and practice them.
7 Basics of Bus Rapid Transit
The 7 basics of bus rapid transit and the benefits they drive.
Advancing Biofiltration through Research and Development
Thanks to R&D-driven technical breakthroughs, biological filtration is becoming an increasingly effective tool for water utilities.