9 Little Known Facts About Environmental Remediation

January 26, 2017

Removal of contaminants and pollution are subjected to a broad range of environmental compliance regulations. These regulations relate to the ability of businesses to quickly remediate earliest stages of environmental incidents before migration past property lines or into local soil or air or water streams. Nine little known facts about environmental remediation include:
1. EPA Remediation Technologies Screening Mix
2. Federal Tax incentives for remediation of contaminated sites
3. Successful remediation and re-use of Brown Fields
4. New Environmental Remediation Initiatives
5. Environmental remediation actions to reverse effects of global warming
6. Cost-effective environmental remediation initiatives for industry implementation
7. Environmental remediation sustainability
8. Effects of technology on environmental remediation
9. Creating an environmental remediation model for practical business use

1. EPA Remediation Technologies Screening Mix
Since the Year 2000, the U.S. EPA created a “matrix” that allows business owners to review 64 types of technologies for soil and groundwater remediation efforts. This includes include in-depth information on specific technologies, overall costs, contaminants, development status, clean up time frames and direct links to more than 209 “cost and performance reports written by members of the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable.”
2. Federal Tax Incentives for Remediation of Contaminated Sites
Many commercial and industrial business owners concerned with potential environmental remediation issues and projects may not be aware of federal tax incentives they may be eligible to apply to reduce remediation costs.

3. Successful remediation and re-use of Brown Fields
In situations where remediation of Brown Fields on business properties is an issue, review suggested potential solutions that advance the direction toward sustainable use of these properties.

4. New Environmental Remediation Initiatives
New environmental remediation initiatives should be continuously designed, planned and implemented in order to maintain environmental regulatory compliance. These relate to infrastructure, traffic control, environmentally friendly vehicles and comprehensive fleet management, sustainable water management, smart grids, ecological restoration and land rehabilitation.

5. Environmental Remediation Actions to Reverse Effects of Global Warming
Business and industry direction should include environmental remediation actions that address effects of global warming and how to reverse these effects.

6. Cost-effective Environmental Remediation Initiatives for Industry Implementation
Given the diversity of businesses across various industries, cost-effective environmental remediation initiatives should begin at the industry level and trickle down to each business according to specific business operations.

7. Environmental Remediation Sustainability
Each business should design and develop a long-term plan for environmental remediation sustainability that fits specific business needs.

8. Effects of Technology on Environmental Remediation
Remediation technology falls into two categories: in situ and ex situ methodologies. Some of the newest technologies include thermal desorption, permeable reactive barriers, bio and phyto remediation.

9. Creating an Environmental Remediation Model for Practical Business Use
One of the little known facts about environmental remediation includes the use of “modeling” that applies to water, soil and air remediation projects. These models produce accurate assessments of contamination status and also projected remediation status.

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