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

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

Recent Additions

Superfund Remedy Report, 16th Edition

Posted: July 29, 2020

EPA prepares the Superfund Remedy Report to provide information and analyses on remedies EPA selected to address contamination at Superfund National Priorities List and Superfund Alternative Approach sites. This report is the latest in a series, prepared since 1991, on Superfund remedy selection. The latest edition focuses on the analysis of Superfund remedial actions selected in fiscal years 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The data that forms the basis of the analyses contained in SRR 16th Edition can be found at Superfund Data and Reports by downloading Contaminant of Concern Data for Decision Documents by Media, FY 1982-2017 and Remedy Component Data for Decision Documents by Media, FY 1982-2017.

Horizontal Remediation Wells

Posted: June 26, 2020

Horizontal remediation wells (HRWs) are installed below ground parallel to the ground surface or at a shallow angle using horizontal directional drilling (HDD). HRWs offer an alternative to the installation of conventional vertical wells or trenching, particularly where access to soil and groundwater contamination is impeded by surface or near-surface obstructions. HRWs have been used to sample and treat contamination beneath buildings, utility lines, roads, railyards, airport runways, landfills, tank farms, surface water bodies, and sensitive ecological areas. Because of the setback distance, drilling and well installation can occur without interrupting activities at active facilities.

EPA's Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation to Host Listening Sessions On Groundwater, June 18 and 30, 2020

Posted: June 15, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation will host two web-based listening sessions on June 18 and June 30, 2020, to solicit public and stakeholder input related to Recommendation 6 on groundwater from the Agency's Superfund Task Force Recommendations Report. This is part of the Agency's efforts to increase public participation and transparency, and strengthen communication with stakeholders. Input from these sessions and other sessions will be used to inform potential future actions as the Agency strives to increase efficiency, reduce time and costs, and to improve groundwater cleanup. The June 18 session is open to environmental groups and the general public. The June 30 session is open to regulated and consulting communities.

2020-2021 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation

Posted: June 8, 2020

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, is seeking proposals from the small business community to develop novel environmental technologies in the multiple areas areas such as Land Revitalization - Innovative technologies that destroy PFAS in soil, sediment, water and groundwater. EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I awards for up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept. Successful Phase I awardees are eligible to receive Phase II funding, up to $400,000 for two years, through an additional application process. This solicitation will be open to submissions until August 28, 2020.

Applicants Selected for FY 2020 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants

Posted: June 1, 2020

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected 155 grants for communities and tribes totaling over $65.6 million in EPA brownfields funding through the agency's Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant Programs. These EPA grant programs support community revitalization in under-served and economically disadvantaged communities. Of the communities selected this year, 118 can potentially assess or clean up brownfield sites in census tracts designated as federal Opportunity Zones. An Opportunity Zone is a designated economically distressed census tract where new private investment, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Nearly 30% of the communities selected are receiving brownfields funding for the first time.