January 17, 2017
EPA’s CLU-IN Website Hosts a Wealth of Remediation Resources
Recently, McCoy had another look at EPA’s Contaminated Site Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) website, and we were impressed with the number of remediation resources concentrated in one location. The site was set up by the agency for remediation experts many years ago. It has grown considerably and now provides lots of information on the assessment, characterization, and cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater. The site is organized into the following main sections:
- Technologies: When it comes to contaminated sites, there are a variety of ways to characterize media and many technologies to recover or destroy contaminants in water and soil. This is the place to read a detailed summary of each methodology and find out what may be the best solution for your situation.
- Contaminants: Thirteen of the most common chemicals found at remediation sites are listed here with discussions on current policies, toxicological information, methods of detection, treatment technologies, and more.
- Emerging issues: This area of the website is frequently updated with information regarding issues at cleanup sites. Brownfields, fractured rock, and mining sites are just a few of the issues that are covered by case studies, publications, and conference presentations.
- Strategies and Initiatives: With a list of over twenty different technical groups, partnerships, and initiatives found within and outside of the agency, this may be a good place to look for help with your project. Whether it’s green remediation ideas or the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council, you may find it here.
- Vendors & Developers: This area provides support for technology developers, vendors, and end-users with a diverse selection of tools to assist you throughout all of the stages at a site remediation. The information here covers a range of topics including, but not limited to, business planning, marketing, financing, and technical services.
- Training: CLU-IN hosts a series of webinars covering not only remediation topics like leveraging resources for brownfields, but also topics like EPA’s new retail strategy and changes within the hazardous waste import/export rules. Archives of these sessions are also hosted here.
- Additional Resources: Here you can find links to RSS feeds, EPA’s TechDirect newsletter, links to other websites, software, and other online tools that may assist you in site characterization and cleanup.
If you are in the remediation field or characterization is part of your duties, checkout the CLU-IN website for all it has to offer.
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