Title: Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Excavation and Surface Restoration  
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: USA 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2019 
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-F-19-002  
Publisher Country: USA 
Publisher web link (root): https://clu-in.org/greenremediation/
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://clu-in.org/greenremediation/docs/GR_Quick_Ref_FS_exc ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
 
Short description: Excavation of soil, sediment or waste material is often undertaken at contaminated sites to address immediate risk to human health or the environment; prepare for implementation of remediation technologies and construction of supporting infrastructure; and address contaminant hot spots in soil or sediment. The excavation and subsequent backfilling processes rely on use of heavy earth-moving machinery and often involve managing large volumes of material. Many opportunities exist to reduce the environmental footprint of the various cleanup activities and improve ultimate restoration of the disturbed land, surface water and ecosystems. The updated "Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Excavation and Surface Restoration" fact sheet issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency outlines specific best management practices (BMPs) that can be used to minimize the environmental footprint concerning emission of air pollutants and use of water, energy, and other resources at excavation sites. The refined set of BMPs is based on recent experiences reported by regulators, property owners, cleanup service contractors and other stakeholders in the cleanup community 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 06/10/2019

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