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Superfund Permanent Relocations

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Engineering: Homes Ibus. constructed on top of landfill. Landfill required capping to protect groundwater. Homes prevented proper capping Homes built on former waste area. Relocation under FEMA's Presidential Declaration of Disaster. Health : Trailer park constructed on chemical landfill. Immediate relocation required as a result of ATSDR Health Advisory. Decision to permanently relocate when determined that site investigation would be lengthy. Engineering: The ...

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What Wastewater Utilities Can Do Now to Guard against Terrorist an...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: One consequence of the events of September 11th is a heightened concern among citizens in the United States over the security of their critical wastewater infrastructure. The nation=s wastewater infrastructure consisting of approximately 16,000 publicly owned wastewater treatment plants, 100,000 major pumping stations, 600,000 miles of sanitary sewers and another 200,000 miles of storm sewers, is one of America=s most valuable resources, with treatment and colle...

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Using Global Genomic Expression Technology to Create a Knowledge B...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The latter part of the 20th century was marked by a series of rapid advances in genomics-based biotechnology. One such advance was the emergence of the field of toxicogenomics — the collection, interpretation and storage of information about gene and protein activity in order to identify toxic substances in the environment and those populations at the greatest risk of environmental diseases. The National Center for Toxicogenomics (NCT) was created to promote the...

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Results of the Lake Michigan Massbalance Study : Polychlorinated B...

By: Harry B. Mccarty, Ph. D.

Excerpt: Acknowledgments This report was prepared under the direction of Glenn Warren, Project Officer, and Louis Blume, Work Assignment Manager and Quality Assurance Program Manager, USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office. The report was prepared by Harry B. McCarty, Judy Schofield, Ken Miller, and Robert N. Brent, with DynCorp’s Science and Engineering Programs, and Patricia Van Hoof and Brian Eadie, with the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, National O...

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Simulating Radionuclide Fate and Transport in the Unsaturated Zone...

By: David G. Jewett

Excerpt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is charged by Congress with protecting the Nation’s land, air, and water resources. Under a mandate of national environmental laws, the Agency strives to formulate and implement actions leading to a compatible balance between human activities and the ability of natural systems to support and nurture life. To meet these mandates, EPA’s research program is providing data and technical support for solving environmental probl...

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