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


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

Recent Announcements

Global Efforts to Advance Remediation at Contaminated Sites

Organizations of Interest

Government Agencies

Canada: Environment and Climate Change Canada oversees the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan and maintains the Federal Contaminated Sites Portal, which provides an inventory and status summary concerning federal sites with confirmed or suspected contamination and where remediation was completed or not required.

European Union: The European Environment Agency maintains the European Environment Information and Observation Network, which aims to provide timely and quality-assured data, information, and expertise for assessing the state of the environment in Europe and the pressures acting upon it.

United Kingdom: The United Kingdom (UK) maintains the Contaminated Land website as a gateway to contaminated land information across various government departments in the UK.

United States: The Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) facilitates greener cleanups of contaminated sites, including those applying to the national Superfund Program. The efforts include use of green remediation best management practices that complement broader goals such as sustainability as well as national priority actions such as mitigating and adapting to climate change impacts at Superfund sites undergoing cleanup. The Agency also sponsors the CLU-IN website, which provides information about innovative treatment and site characterization technologies and serves as a forum for all waste remediation stakeholders.

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Non-Governmental Organizations and Key Websites

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Managemeng (CIWEM) is an independent organization (registered as an England/Wales charity) working to advance the science and practice of water and environmental management for the public benefit. It directly inputs into European and UN policy developments and works with governments, international organizations, non-government organizations, creative organizations and faith groups for a holistic approach to environmental issues.

Common Forum on Contaminated Land in the European Union (Common Forum) facilitates information exchange on international projects in order to create a forum for discussions on policy, research, and technical and managerial concepts of contaminated land, and to support European Commission and European networks with expert information.

Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE) supports the reuse of contaminated land in the United Kingdom by raising awareness and support for sustainable remediation technologies.

EURODEMO+ promotes the performance of demonstration projects to facilitate the application of sustainable and cost-effective remediation throughout Europe.

The European Groundwater and Contaminated Land Remediation Information System (EUGRIS) website facilitates the exchange of information on soil and water management in Europe.

Latin American Contaminated Lands Network - Red Latinoamericana de suelos contaminados (ReLASC) is a regional network of regulators and practitioners established to exchange information and knowledge on the management of contaminated sites. Membership includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe (NICOLE) is a forum on contaminated land management in Europe. NICOLE supports collaboration and consensus on the development and use of sustainable technologies amongst academia, industry, and practitioners.

Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) is an organization working to maximize the environmental, societal, and economic benefits of contaminated site cleanup. The group maintains affiliates in Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

WasteMINZ is a membership-based organization of representatives from the waste and resource recovery sector in New Zealand. It collaborates with industry partners, the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment, other government agencies, and local government on advancing waste issues. It also gathers feedback and prepares guidance on topical issues such as building, subdividing or undertaking earthworks projects on potentially contaminated land.

Working Group on Remediation for Soil and Groundwater Pollution of Asian and Pacific Region (ReSAGPAPR WG), an organization aiming to promote research, policy development, and management strategies involving innovative technologies for site remediation and to disseminate related information within the Asian and Pacific region. Membership consists of scientists and governmental officers from the member countries of Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The World Bank Sustainable Development Department integrates the principles of sustainable development into the organization's goals to end extreme poverty and promote share prosperity. The Environment & Water Resources Occasional Paper Series is a publication of the Environment Unit (LCSEN) of the Sustainable Development Department in Latin America and Caribbean Region. Recent papers on site remediation include Developing a Program for Contaminated Site Management in Low and Middle Income CountriesAdobe PDF Logo.

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For more information on Global Efforts to Advance Remediation at Contaminated Sites, please contact:

Carlos Pachon
Technology Integration and Information Branch

PH: (703) 603-9904 | Email: pachon.carlos@epa.gov