Combining Remedies for Complex Superfund Sites
Remediation approaches at Superfund sites come in many configurations, each designed to meet site-specific cleanup complexities and goals. Now that many of the smaller and simpler hazardous waste Superfund cleanups have achieved their objectives, what remain are often very large or complex cleanups, where a single remedial technology alone cannot achieve restoration.
The traditional path of applying different technologies until one works is actually inefficient and expensive; it's more cost-effective to research and implement the right combination of technologies.
A combined remedy should be considered as part of any remedial strategy for today’s complex contaminated sites.
Dismissing MisconceptionsHow technologies are deployed is as important as which tools are used, and a combined remedy should be considered as part of any remedial strategy for today’s complex contaminated sites. Combined remedies should be applied in a flexible, adaptive and attentive manner. Incorporating multiple technologies and strategies can maximise the net environmental benefits of cleanup actions.