U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

For more information on Databases/Remediation Systems, please contact:

John Quander
Technology Assessment Branch

PH: (703) 603-7198 | Email: quander.john@epa.gov

Databases

Remediation Databases

Nanotechnology Project Profiles

EPA has developed this web site to summarize information about selected full-, field- and pilot scale applications of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that is generally defined as the ability to create and use materials, devices and systems with unique properties with a size of approximately 1 to 100 nanometers (nm). Applications of nanotechnology in environmental protection draw on nanomaterialsí unique properties and include (1) sensors for improved monitoring and detection capabilities, and (2) treatment and remediation techniques for cost-effective and rapid site cleanup. Projects for this Web Site are collected using information from technical journals and conference proceedings, as well as information obtained from technology vendors and site managers. The project profiles contain information on the types of contaminants treated, the type of nanomaterial used, the nanomaterial vendor, the length of operations, project scale and status, location, cost, monitoring and performance results, and points of contact and references.

Ecological Revitalization Project Profiles

EPA has developed this Web site to summarize timely information about the use of ecological revitalization at contaminated properties. Ecological revitalization refers to the process of returning land from a contaminated state to one that supports a functioning and sustainable habitat. Although the final decision on how a property is reused is inherently a local decision that often rests with the property owner, EPA actively supports and encourages ecological revitalization, when appropriate, during and after the assessment and cleanup of contaminated properties under its cleanup programs. This Web site contains information about completed and on-going projects where ecological revitalization was involved in solutions to various environmental concerns. These profiles provide information on site history, contaminants of concern and the ecological revitalization approach taken at each site. Technical considerations, long-term stewardship and operation and maintenance requirements are also included in each profile.

Phytotechnology Project Profiles

EPA has developed this Web site to summarize timely information about selected full-, field- and large greenhouse-scale applications of phytotechnology. Phytotechnology is an emerging technology that uses various types of plants to degrade, extract, contain, or immobilize contaminants in soil and water. Projects for this Web site are collected using information from technical journals, conference proceedings as well as information obtained from technology vendors and site managers. The project profiles contain information about relevant site background, the types of contaminants treated, type of vegetation used, phytotechnology mechanisms, planting date, project size, location, cost, monitoring and performance results, as well as points of contact and references. This Web site can be used as a networking tool (each profile has a contact) to provide past solutions and lessons learned to new sites with similar contaminants and climate.

In Situ Flushing Site Profiles

EPA has developed this Web site to summarize timely information about selected full- and field-scale applications of in situ flushing technologies. In situ flushing is the injection or infiltration of an aqueous solution into a zone of contaminated soil or groundwater, followed by the extraction and aboveground treatment of the elutriate (flushing solution mixed with contaminants). In some rare cases, the flushing solution and treated contaminants may be left in place. These flushing solutions typically serve to increase the mobility and/or solubility of the contaminants. Many organic contaminants are susceptible to in situ flushing, including non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), halogenated pesticides, dioxins/furans, cyanides and corrosives. Inorganic compounds such as volatile and nonvolatile metals, corrosives, cyanides, and radioactive contaminants may potentially be removed using in situ flushing. This database provides information about ongoing and completed applications of in situ flushing technologies. The project profiles provide summary information about each application, including relevant site information, contaminants and media treated, technology design and operation, cost information, and performance results, as well as point(s) of contact and references.

Remediation Technology Demonstration Project Profiles

EPA has developed this web site to summarize timely information about selected field-scale demonstration projects. Projects address soil and groundwater cleanup technologies, completed and on going, which have been performed in the U.S. or Canada. This database includes projects that have been presented at a recent technical conference (such as conferences sponsored by Battelle or the National Ground Water Association) or published in a technical journal. The database does not include projects that involve only site characterization technologies or computer modeling. EPA plans to update and expand this web site with additional demonstration projects, and with updated information about specific projects, as further information is obtained.

Superfund Cleanup Technologies

The Superfund Remedy Report (SRR), Fourteenth Edition, was published by the EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) in November 2013. The SRR 14th Edition summarizes remedy decisions back to 1982 with a focus on the analysis of Superfund remedial actions selected from fiscal years (FY) 2009 to 2011. The report includes remedies selected in 459 decision documents (Records of Decision [RODs], ROD amendments, and Explanations of Significant Differences with changes to remedy components) signed in this three-year period. The SRR compiles data on overall remedy selection and remedies for source materials (such as soil and sediments), groundwater, surface water and air related to vapor intrusion. This edition of the report, for the first time, presents a detailed look at sediment remedies and an analysis of vapor intrusion remedies. The report also analyzes media and contaminants for sites under investigation with planned RODs. The online version includes downloadable appendices that summarize all the remedy components selected for sources and groundwater in each individual decision document.

Chemical Oxidation Site Profiles

Information about completed and ongoing applications of in situ chemical oxidation technologies to treat chlorinated solvents, petroleum products, and pesticide compounds in groundwater and soil are captured in this web site. The information is provided in project profiles that summarize relevant site information, contaminants and media, technology design and operation, and cost and performance results, as well as point(s) of contact and references.

Alternative Landfill Cover Project Profiles

Information about proposed, tested, or installed projects of alternative landfill covers are captured in this web site. The alternative landfill covers presented involve design concepts that manipulate water balance principles to minimize the infiltration of water to the waste. Two types of alternative landfill covers primarily included in this web site are evapotranspiration (ET) covers and capillary barrier covers. The information for these projects is provided as cover profiles that summarize relevant site background; cover design information; monitoring and performance results; costs; as well as points of contact and references. Most of the cover projects are demonstrations; however, several are full-scale applications.

Fractured Bedrock Focus Area

Brief profiles of fractured bedrock sites that identify the nature and extent of contamination, the geology affecting assessment and remediation efforts, characterization and remediation actions taken or planned, and points of contact. The site allows browsing or searching the profiles.

MtBE Treatment Profiles

Contains profiles of completed and ongoing applications of treatment of MTBE at contaminated sites. The profiles provide a summary of relevant site information, contaminants and media treated, technology design and operation, and cost and performance results, points of contact, and references.

In Situ Thermal Treatment Site Profile Database

EPA version of an in situ thermal treatment projects database capturing information on sites deploying or planning to deploy these methods. The database is searchable.

Innovative Remediation Technologies: Field-Scale Demonstration Projects in North America

This online, searchable database lists 663 ongoing and completed field demonstrations of innovative remediation technologies sponsored by government agencies working in partnership with private technology developers. Projects are provided in a format that can be searched by criteria such as media, technology type and contaminant type.

Note: This database only contains projects through June 2000. Current demonstration project information is available within the separate Remediation Technology Demonstration Project Profiles database.

Field Applications of In Situ Remediation Technologies: Permeable Reactive Barriers

Summarizes technical data and lessons learned from more than 60 permeable reactive barrier (PRB) installations for ground-water remediation in the United States and abroad. Includes data from completed and ongoing pilot- and full-scale demonstrations and full-scale cleanups sorted by contaminant treated.

State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners

The drycleaners site profiles database is a tool to obtain information on the remediation of drycleaner sites throughout the United States. The sites can be browsed or searched using keywords and contain detailed information of value to all parties involved in the remediation of drycleaner sites.

Technology Focus: The Remediation Technology Information Center

An up-to-date compilation of the most relevant information sources on 17 remediation technologies ranging from the established (SVE) to the innovative (phytoremediation). New information added monthly.

Technology Innovation News Survey Archive

Contains citations and abstracts of references to market/commercialization information, cleanup news, technology demonstrations and research, and other news relevant to the development and application of innovative remediation technologies. Updated every two weeks from 1998 onward.

Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable Case Studies

An online database providing access to treatment and site characterization case studies that document real experiences and lessons learned in selecting and implementing technologies to treat a wide range of soil and groundwater contamination at a variety of sites.

In-Place Inactivation and Natural Ecological Restoration Technologies Bibliography (RTDF)

This database contains over 600 entries related to the In-Place Inactivation and Natural Ecological Restoration Technologies (IINERT) Soil-Metals Action Team's interests and research.

Sediments Remediation Bibliography (RTDF)

This bibliography contains sediments remediation-related articles and documents. The online bibliography is searchable by author, title, citation, and description/abstract.

Bibliography of Field Applications of Permeable Reactive Barrier Technology

This bibliography contains 207 permeable reactive barrier-related articles and documents. Some, but not all, of the entries in the bibliography pertain to the site installation profiles also available on this web site. The bibliography is searchable by author, title, abstract, and the site to which the citation applies.

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Characterization and Monitoring Databases

Nanotechnology Project Profiles

EPA has developed this web site to summarize information about selected full-, field- and pilot scale applications of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that is generally defined as the ability to create and use materials, devices and systems with unique properties with a size of approximately 1 to 100 nanometers (nm). Applications of nanotechnology in environmental protection draw on nanomaterialsí unique properties and include (1) sensors for improved monitoring and detection capabilities, and (2) treatment and remediation techniques for cost-effective and rapid site cleanup. Projects for this Web Site are collected using information from technical journals and conference proceedings, as well as information obtained from technology vendors and site managers. The project profiles contain information on the types of contaminants treated, the type of nanomaterial used, the nanomaterial vendor, the length of operations, project scale and status, location, cost, monitoring and performance results, and points of contact and references.

Fractured Bedrock Focus Area

Brief profiles of fractured bedrock sites that identify the nature and extent of contamination, the geology affecting assessment and remediation efforts, characterization and remediation actions taken or planned, and points of contact. The site allows browsing or searching the profiles.

Triad Project Profiles

The Triad framework to decision-making for hazardous waste sites offers a technically defensible methodology for managing decision uncertainty that leverages innovative characterization tools and strategies. The Triad has been implemented successfully as part of characterization and remediation activities, addressing a broad range of contaminants at federal and private sites. This searchable database provides project case studies of Triad user experiences.

Topical Papers on Environmental Data Quality

Offers the full text of papers published by experienced environmental and laboratory professionals to help environmental regulators and practitioners avoid data quality problems.

Technology Innovation News Survey Archive

Contains citations and abstracts of references to market/commercialization information, cleanup news, technology demonstrations and research, and other news relevant to the development and application of innovative remediation technologies. Updated every two weeks from 1998 onward.

Measurement and Monitoring Initiative Literature Search System

Offers references to papers, reports, patents, and government-sponsored research projects and awards concerning existing and emerging characterization and monitoring technologies as derived from literature and online sources.

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