Title: Climate Resilience Technical Fact Sheets 
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-19-003, EPA 542-F-19-004, EPA 542-F-19-005 
Publisher Country: USA 
Publisher web link (root): http://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-climate-resilience.
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-climate-resilience.  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
 
Short description: Remedies at contaminated sites may be vulnerable to the implications of climate change and extreme weather events. The EPA Superfund Program developed an approach that raises awareness of these vulnerabilities and applies climate change and weather science as a standard operating practice in cleanup projects. EPA recently updated its three-part fact sheet series to continue helping project managers and other cleanup stakeholders assess site-specific remedy vulnerabilities and, where needed, implement measures to increase the remedy’s resilience. The series addresses contaminated sediment sites (October 2019, 10 pages), contaminated waste containment systems (October 2019, 10 pages) and groundwater remediation systems (October 2019, 8 pages). The updated series provides more examples of potential measures to increase remedy resilience, highlights Superfund projects involving measures to address recently-identified vulnerabilities, and describes new decision-making tools developed by EPA or other federal agencies to address particular implications of a changing climate. The climate resilience concepts may also apply to site cleanups conducted under other regulatory programs or through voluntary efforts 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 05/01/2020

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