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RECENT TRENDS IN THE SELECTION OF REMEDIES FOR GROUNDWATER, SOIL, AND SEDIMENT AT SUPERFUND SITES
Fiedler, L. and C. Pachon.
Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation 38(1):13-18(2018)

To evaluate remedy selection trends, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency compiles data on remedies selected in decision documents—records of decision (RODs), ROD amendments, and Explanations of Significant Differences—for the Superfund sites on the National Priorities List. The Agency extracts specific information from the documents concerning the approach to cleanup. EPA's Superfund Remedy Report (SRR), 15th Edition (2017) added compiled data for remedies selected in over 300 Superfund decision documents signed from October 2011 to September 2014. Remedies were counted by specific technology or approach and also grouped into categories, such as treatment, on-site containment, off-site disposal, monitored natural attenuation, and institutional controls. The update included vapor intrusion mitigation remedies. This editorial summarizes the report; the full report at https://clu-in.org/asr/ provides additional analyses and detail. This editorial is temporarily Free Access at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gwmr.12260/full.



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