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Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE)

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Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation
SITE Summary and Closure Report
Superfund Alternative Approach Baseline Assessment (EPA/540/R-11/001) April 2011
 
SITE was established by EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response and the Office of Research and Development (ORD) in response to the 1986 Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, which recognized a need for an "alternative or innovative treatment technology research and demonstration program.
Technology Profiles
Examples of Technologies Demonstrated by SITE
Constructing vertical or horizontal barriers through which contaminated groundwater may flow and is chemically or physically treated by materials in the barriers
Applying steam to an aquifer to vaporize volatile or semi volatile contaminants, then capturing the contaminated vapors to cool and condense above ground More
Demonstration Program
Demonstration Program
EPA conducted and evaluated demonstrations of promising innovative technologies to provide reliable performance, cost, and applicability information for site cleanup decision-making.
Publications
Technology Profile
Years ago, people were less aware of how dumping chemical wastes might affect public health and the environment, leading to uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites. Citizen concern over the extent of this problem led Congress to establish the Superfund Program in 1980 to locate, investigate, and clean up the worst sites nationwide.
 
Demonstration of Steam Injection/Extraction Treatment of a DNAPL Source Zone at Launch Complex 34 in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Final Innovative Technology Evaluation Report (EPA/540/R-08/005a) September 2008
Performance of the CAPE Technologies DF1 Dioxin/Furan Immunoassay Kit for Soil and Sediment Samples (EPA/540/R-08/002) February 2008
Demonstration of the AquaBlok Sediment Capping Technology (EPA/540/R-07/008) September 2007
Electrochemical Remediation Technologies (ECRTs) – In Situ Remediation of Contaminated Marine Sediments (EPA/540/R-04/507) June 2007
Xpert Design and Diagnostics' (XDD) In Situ Chemical Oxidation Process Using Potassium Permanganate (KMnO4) (EPA/540/R-07/005) May 2007

Risk Mangement Research | Air and Climate Change Research | Water Research | Ecosystems Restoration Research | Land Risk Management Research | Technology: Sustainable Technologies Research, Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV), and Technology Assessments

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