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

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Recent Additions

Updated Fact Sheet on Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Bioremediation

Posted: January 20, 2022

In line with the renewed Agency emphasis on sustainability and climate change resilience and mitigation, the Superfund Program is proceeding to update the very popular green remediation best management practice (BMP) fact sheets for the most common remedies in the Superfund program. The goal of these fact sheets is to share technical information on best practices that build sustainability into contaminated site cleanup operations across the portfolio of remediation approaches. The green remediation (GR) fact sheet on bioremediation has been one of the most popular "GR factsheets," with over 11,000 downloads since it was first released. The updated fact sheet includes new BMPs gathered from projects across the country and describes how climate resilience is being built into our sites to ensure continued remedy protectiveness. The fact sheet also highlights synergies between green remediation and climate adaptation practices, where one action provides both greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and climate resilience. Examples are BMPs involving use of renewable energy, green infrastructure or carbon sequestering vegetation that mitigate GHG emissions and add resilience to ongoing climate change. The fact sheet also highlights how advanced practices gleaned from Superfund's optimization and technical support work, such as three-dimensional and high-resolution imaging techniques for site characterization, support more precise remedies with smaller environmental footprints.

ITRC 2022 Team Registration Now Open

Posted: January 4, 2022

The ITRC 2022 Project Teams are officially open for registration! Four all-new project teams will join continuing ITRC teams currently open for registration. Interested parties may register for the new teams or look to join the ongoing teams. ITRC Teams for 2022 Include: Managed Aquifer Recharge, Ethylene Oxide Emissions, Sediment Cap Update, Chemicals of Emerging Concern, PFAS, Environmental Data Management Best Practices, Pump & Treat Optimization, and Quickening Environmental Solutions & Training (QUEST).

Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development

Posted: November 8, 2021

The Department of Defense's (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP is DoD's environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, with participation by numerous other Federal and non-Federal organizations. The Program invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development. Proposals responding to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 SONs will be selected through a competitive process. Separate solicitations are available to Federal and non-Federal proposers. The Core SERDP Solicitation provides funding in varying amounts for multi-year projects. All Core Solicitation pre-proposals are due to SERDP January 6, 2022 by 2:00 p.m. ET. SERDP also will be funding environmental research and development through the SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Solicitation. The SEED Solicitation is designed to provide a limited amount of funding (not to exceed $250,000) for projects up to approximately one year in duration to investigate innovative approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of concept. This year, SERDP is requesting SEED proposals for the Munitions Response program area. The SONs and detailed instructions for each are available on the SERDP website. All SEED proposals are due March 10, 2022 by 2:00 p.m. ET.

Updated Fact Sheets: Community Guides to Cleanup Technologies

Posted: October 26, 2021

The Community Guide series (formerly Citizen's Guides) is a set of two-page fact sheets describing cleanup methods used at Superfund and other hazardous waste cleanup sites. Each guide answers six questions about the method: 1) What is it? 2) How does it work? 3) How long will it take? 4) Is it safe? 5) How might it affect me? 6) Why use it? Each guide also contains information about how many Superfund sites have used the technology and a case study description.