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Hazardous waste sites -- Management

View Resource Principles for Managing Contaminated Sediment Risks at Hazardous Waste Sites

On February 20, 2002, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an eleven-page memorandum entitled Principles for Managing Contaminated Sediment Risks at Hazardous Waste Sites. Eleven risk management principles are presented, such as "control sources early" and "involve the community." The memo is intended to help guide Superfund National Policy Managers make "scientifically sound and...
View Resource RCRA Cleanup Reforms

Concerns over the progress in Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) cleanup efforts since 1984 have prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to publish "RCRA Cleanup Reforms," which describes the implementation process of these administrative reforms.
View Resource Brownfields and Land Revitalization in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska

The Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment Web site offers a wide array of helpful information and data on the extensive hazardous site cleanup program. Besides up-to-date news and stories, visitors will find official definitions of Brownfields, information on grants, laws and regulations, publications, and more. Perhaps the most helpful to professionals would be...
View Resource U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- Superfund: Cleaning up the Nation's Hazardous Waste Sites

Citizen concern over the extent of uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the United States "led Congress to establish the Superfund Program in 1980 to locate, investigate, and clean up the worst sites nationwide." At this website, users can discover the history of the program and its great accomplishments. Visitors can learn about safety tips, the emergency response program, and the...
View Resource Environmental Protection Agency: Superfund

The Superfund program has been around for approximately 25 years, and has been known for its attention to some of the United States' most egregious and offensive uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Operated under the direction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Superfund's website contains copious amounts of information that is of use to the general public, environmentalists, and...
View Resource Interactives: Garbage

With a heading that includes the phrase "How can my community reduce waste?", this educational site provided by the Annenberg Media group is one that's hard to ignore. This resource is one of their "Interactives", and educators can use these various tools to help students learn "how to improve next year's environmental record." Educators and students can choose between one of five topical areas,...