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

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

For questions & comments about technology developer tools & resources, please contact:

Carlos Pachon
Technology Integration and Information Branch

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

Research & Development

International Research and Development Resources

International R&D resources include organizations, potential partners, consultants, databases and other information sources, and mechanisms for networking opportunities.


Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe (NICOLE)



E-mail: Nicole@nicole.org


NICOLE provides a forum on contaminated land in Europe, and facilitates cooperation between industry, academia, and service providers. NICOLE recently formed Working Groups, made Subgroup members, focus on clear issues with the idea of moving forward faster. It also collaborates with networks both in an outside of Europe, in the process of which it has built up a wide range of interest groups and stakeholders. Funding is given to cooperative agreements where NICOLE members are in the majority. The website provides a list of current projects and their descriptions. NICOLE also hosts occasional workshops, which are free for members but not open exclusively to them. A call for proposals by Steering Group is published on the NICOLE website.


Contaminated Land: Applications In Real Environments (CL:AIRE)



E-mail: Jane Forshaw (enquiries@claire.co.uk)


CL:AIRE is a public/private partnership in the United Kingdom that brings together policy makers, regulators, industry, research organizations and technology developers. The program works to find, demonstrate and report on remediation technologies for contaminated land, and is a leading provider of information in this capacity. CL:AIRE accepts proposals for demonstrations based on technical merit, and the technology’s future for becoming a cost effective, sustainable technology. Once projects are accepted, research groups and technology vendors are matched with an appropriate test site. Results of demonstrations are disseminated via CL:AIRE's website, newsletters and other means to owners of contaminated land and the environmental industry.

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada



E-mail: info@sdtc.ca


A non-profit organization established by the Canadian government, SDTC supports and finances the development and demonstration of clean technologies, including soil remediation technology. Besides funding, SDTC provides help in forming strategic relationships and formalize business plans between parties such as industry, government, and private companies. Only technologies that have proven the ability to meet market demand are selected in the three phase application process - statement of interest, proposal, and contracting.

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