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State-of-the-Science Technology Assessments – Solid/Hazardous Waste and Remediation

Solid waste is garbage, refuse, or sludge from places like wastewater treatment plants or community activities that generate discarded materials, including: solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material. Waste is considered hazardous if it is included on one of EPA’s hazardous waste lists, exhibits certain hazardous qualities, contains radioactive waste components, or is classified as a universal waste such as batteries.

EPA's solid/hazardous waste and remediation research can help with managing wastes that pose a threat to human health and environmental degradation by developing approaches and tools to monitor, treat, characterize, protect, and restore impaired sites. EPA's research on soil, groundwater, and contaminated sediments remediation assists federal agencies, states and tribes in the sustainable management of our natural resources for future use.

Type Assessment Title
Confined Animal Feed Operations (CAFO) Detecting and Mitigating the Environmental Impact of Fecal Pathogens Originating From Confined Animal Feeding Operations: Review (EPA/600/R-06/021) September 2005 | Abstract
Contaminated Sediments Electrochemical Remediation Technologies (ECRTs) – In Situ Remediation of Contaminated Marine Sediments – Innovative Technology Evaluation Report (PDF) (74 pp, 5.28 MB) (EPA/540/R-04/507) June 2007
Mine Waste Wilkin, R.T. (2008). “Contaminant Attenuation Processes at Mining Sites.” Mine Water and the Environment, 27, 4: 251–258.
Remediation - Groundwater In Situ Chemical Oxidation – Engineering Issue (EPA/600/R-06/072) August 2006 | Abstract
Remediation - Groundwater Wilson, J.T., P. Kaiser, and C.J. Adair. Monitored Natural Attenuation of MTBE as a Risk Management Option at Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites (EPA/600/R-04/179) January 2005| Abstract
Remediation - Groundwater Wilson, J.T. and C.J. Adair. Monitored Natural Attenuation of Tertiary Butyl Alcohol (TBA) in Ground Water at Gasoline Spill Sites (EPA/600/R-07/100) October 2007 | Abstract
Sediments Proceedings of a Workshop on Suspended Sediments and Solids (PDF) (163 pp, 3.69 MB) (EPA/600/R-06/025) August 2005 | Abstract
Site Remediation In Situ and Ex Situ Biodegradation Technologies for Remediation of Contaminated Sites – Engineering Issue (PDF) (22 pp, 924 KB) (EPA/625/R-06/015) October 2006 | Abstract
Vapor Intrusion Indoor Air Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Approaches – Engineering Issue (PDF) (49 pp, 808 KB) (EPA/600/R-08/115) October 2008 | Abstract

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

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