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ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR RESILIENT CLEANUP REMEDIES
Asher, C., T. Michelsen, S. O'Dowd, and H. Froyland.
Washington State Department of Ecology, Toxics Cleanup Program, Olympia. 154 pp, 2017

Ecology conducted a vulnerability assessment for the State's cleanup sites to understand what types of sites are most vulnerable to specific types of environmental impacts: landslide and erosion; wildfire; drought; riverine flooding and extreme rain events; and shoreline changes and coastal inundation. This guide provides a framework and information for a cleanup project manager to (1) assess the risks associated with environmental extremes and with changes to a site's environment by doing a site-specific vulnerability assessment, and 2) identify adaptation measures that increase resilience across a range of cleanup sites in the phases of site investigations; remedy selection, design, and implementation; and operation and maintenance. Implementing adaptation measures during early stages of the cleanup process may increase the feasible cleanup options, maximize their integrity, and reduce costs in some situations. https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1709052.html



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