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Ecosystem Services at Contaminated Site Cleanups

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed this issue paper to provide cleanup site teams with information about ecosystem services. These concepts and tools are useful in communicating the positive results of cleanup in addition to achieving the goals of cleanup. Information about ecosystem services may be considered in characterization of future land use options or design of a cleanup that is consistent with anticipated ecological reuse, depending on the regulatory authority of the cleanup program. This document can also be accessed at https://semspub.epa.gov/work/HQ/100000459.pdf.

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