Title: Ecosystem Services at Contaminated Site Cleanups  
Resource Type: document --> public information 
Country: USA 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2017 
Author 1/Producer: US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report/Document number/description: EPA 542-R-17-004 
Publisher Country: USA 
Publisher web link (root): http://www.cluin.org
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/11/100000459.  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
 
Short description: The Engineering Forum, as one of three technical forums within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Technical Support Project, developed this issue paper to provide cleanup site teams with information about ecosystem services. Ecosystem services produce the many life-sustaining benefits we receive from nature-clean air and water, fertile soil for crop production, pollination, and flood control. Information about ecosystem services may be considered in the characterization of future land use options or the design of a cleanup that is consistent with anticipated ecological reuse, depending on the regulatory authority of the cleanup program. The concepts and tools described in this issue paper are useful in communicating the positive results of cleanup in addition to achieving the goals of cleanup 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 01/10/2017