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Guide for Industrial Waste Management

Chapter 10: Taking Corrective Action (PDF) (30 pp, 134K, About PDF)

This chapter offers a step-by-step description of the process for taking corrective action, from unit assessment and investigation through the evaluation and implementation of corrective measures. It includes measures for monitoring the performance of a waste management unit and for taking appropriate steps to remediate any contamination associated with its operation. Cooperation with state and community representatives is also recommended in the event that corrective action must be taken.

This chapter helps to answer the following questions:


Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable  Exit EPA. Forefront of the federal government's efforts to promote interagency cooperation to advance the use of innovative remediation technologies. Roundtable member agencies include U.S. EPA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Interior. Provides information on more than 270 case studies on remedial technologies and technology demonstrations and access to a technology InfoBase and the remediation screening and sampling and analysis matrices.

Remediation Technologies Development Forum (RTDF) Website. Exit EPA Established in 1992 by EPA to identify what government and industry can do together to develop and improve the environmental technologies needed to address their mutual cleanup problems in the safest, most cost-effective manner. Fosters public and private sector partnerships to undertake research, development, demonstration, and evaluation efforts focused on finding innovative solutions to high priority problems.

U.S. EPA Technology Innovation Office, Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) Website. Exit EPAProvides information about innovative treatment and site characterization technologies while acting as a forum for all waste remediation stakeholders. Provides access to remediation databases, characterization and monitoring data, initiatives and partnerships, and publications. Provides access to all of the Citizen' Guides to Innovative Treatment Technologies including: Innovative Treatment Technologies, Chemical Dehalogenation, In Situ Soil Flushing, Soil Vapor Extraction and Air Sparging, Soil Washing, Natural Attenuation, Solvent Extraction, Soil Washing, Treatment Walls, and Bioremediation.

U.S. EPA Remediation and Characterization Innovative Technologies (REACH IT) web site. Exit EPAAn on-line database that contains information on over 370 treatment technologies provided by over 250 firms. Also contains information from 900 remediation projects undertaken by Superfund, RCRA, and other federal agencies.

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