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This page provides links to government, academic and industry Web pages dedicated to both hazardous waste site characterization and remediation technologies. They are intended for use by Superfund and RCRA project managers, researchers, engineers, the public, or anyone who may be looking for technologies to solve site specific hazardous waste problems. Contact Mike Gill, ORD Hazardous Waste Technical Liaison, with any questions (gill.michael@epa.gov).

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Innovative Technology Research and Development

Los Alamos National Lab Exiting EPA (disclaimer) LANL's Environmental Science and Technology page shows results of research focusing on technical solutions of problems in the environment (remedial technologies, site characterization, etc.).
Nanotechnology at EPA Nanotechnology has both applications and implications for the environment. EPA supports research in this quickly expanding field, while evaluating its regulatory responsibility to protect human health and the environment. This site highlights EPA's research in nanotechnology and provides useful information on related research at EPA and in other organizations.
National Exposure Research Lab (NERL) (EPA) EPA's NERL provides scientific understanding, information and assessment tools to reduce and quantify the uncertainty in the Agency's exposure and risk assessments for all environmental stressors. NERL also demonstrates, field tests, evaluates and transfers scientific information and innovative exposure assessment technologies, and provides educational materials and technical support.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) Known as NIEHS, this group out of Atlanta, GA (under the National Institutes of Health) administers funding to various universities nationwide under a program called the "Superfund Basic Research Program". They fund basic research that applies to the Superfund realm of EPA.
National Risk Management Research Lab (NRML) (EPA) EPA's NRMRL located in Cincinnati, Ohio advances the scientific understanding and the development and application of technological solutions to prevent, control, or remediate important environmental problems that threaten human health and the environment.
Office of Research and Development (ORD) (EPA) The home page of EPA's Office of Research and Development.
Office of Science and Technology (DOE) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) The Department of Energy's Office of Science and Technology (OST) manages and directs targeted basic research and focused, solution-oriented technology development programs. Some parts of this page require a password.
Remedial Technologies Development Forum (RDTF)  Exiting EPA (disclaimer) The purpose of the RTDF is 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. The RTDF is operated by U.S. EPA and fosters public and private sector partnerships to undertake the research, development, demonstration, and evaluation efforts needed to achieve common cleanup goals.
Sandia National Lab Exiting EPA (disclaimer) The Environmental Restoration Technologies Department of Sandia focuses on developing, demonstrating and transferring innovative environmental technologies to other government and the commercial sector.
Sediments Research Web Exiting EPA (disclaimer) The Sediments Research Web grew out of the technology transfer program of the South & Southwest Hazardous Substance Research Centers (HSRC).
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) SERDP is the Department of Defense's technology development and transfer mechanism for environmental issues.
Technology Innovation News Survey (EPA CLU-IN) Contains market/commercialization information; reports on demonstrations, feasibility studies and research; and other news relevant to the hazardous waste community interested in technology development.
Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center Exiting EPA (disclaimer) The Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center develops treatment methods and provides technical assistance for cleanup of hazardous substances. The Center is a partnership between Oregon State University and Stanford University and was established in 1989 to address critical hazardous substance problems in the Western United States. The Center receives its base financial support from US EPA. It is headquartered at Oregon State University.

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Technology Validation/Certification/Commercialization/Demonstration

(Bay Area Defense Conversion Action Team) BADCAT Although no longer active, the Bay Area Defense Conversion Action Team (BADCAT) formed an Environmental Technology Partnership and worked hard to bring innovative technologies to closing military bases in the Bay Area, with an eye towards cleaning up contaminated closing military base sites faster, better, cheaper for expedited turnover to local communities for future use.
California Environmental Technology Verification program (California EPA) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) Similar program to EPA's ETV program, this page describes the State of California's technology verification program.
Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) (DOD) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) ESTCP is the Department of Defense's program to demonstrate and validate promising innovative environmental technologies.
Environmental Technology Verification (EPA) EPA's Environmental Technology Verification Program's (ETV) goal is to verify the performance of innovative technical solutions to problems that threaten human health or the environment. ETV was created to substantially accelerate the entrance of new environmental technologies into the domestic and international marketplace.
Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program (EPA) The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program encourages the development and implementation of 1) innovative treatment technologies for hazardous waste site remediation; and, 2) monitoring and measurement. In the SITE Demonstration Program, the technology is field-tested on hazardous waste materials.

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Technology Databases

Center For Public Environmental Oversight (CPEO) TechTree Exiting EPA (disclaimer) Tthis Web site lets you define a technology problem and get a short list of technologies, innovative and conventional, designed to solve it. Or you can look up a technology, learn about it, and then check to see what other technologies might do the job.
Center for Subsurface Modeling Support (CSMoS) (EPA) From Ada, Oklahoma Center for Subsurface Modeling Support (CSMoS). You can download a variety of models for free.
CERCLIS Database CERCLIS is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System and contains information on hazardous waste sites, potential hazardous waste sites, and remedial activities across the nation, including sites that are on the National Priorities List (NPL) or being considered for the NPL.
CLU-IN Home Page (EPA) The Hazardous Waste Cleanup Information Web site about innovative technologies, including associated programs, organizations, publications and other tools. It is one of the most comprehensive technology sites on the Web. If you would like to be notified via email once a month about new technical publications related to characterization and remediation technologies, you may subscribe to TIO's TechDirect email service on CLU-IN.
CLU-IN Optimization Information Center This Web site provides information on EPA optimization efforts related to improving the design, long-term management, and closeout of remediation systems. The focus of the Web site is on optimization evaluations, technical fact sheets, demonstrations, and outreach efforts with which EPA has direct involvement but the Web site also provides links to other state and federal agency optimization resources.
Compendium of Cost Data for Environmental Remediation This searchable online document from DOE (the Los Alamos National Lab) is designed to provide cost data on environmental remediation technologies.
Consolidated CLU-IN Project Profile Search CLU-IN offers information on thousands of projects where innovative approaches have been used to deal with contamination problems. The Web site allows you to simultaneously search for and view project profiles from several collections containing over 1,200 of these profiles.
Contaminant Focus Area  (EPA CLU-IN) The CLU-IN Contaminant Focus area bundles information associated with the cleanup of individual contaminants and contaminant groups. This information is presented in categories such as Policy and Guidance, Chemistry and Behavior, Environmental Occurrence, Toxicology, Detection and Site Characterization, Treatment Technologies, and Conferences and Seminars. Sections currently exist for arsenic, chromium VI, and perchlorate.
Earth Observation System Project Science Office (NASA) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) This remote sensing page from NASA describes a remote sensing program.
EnviroMapper (EPA) EnviroMapper maps several types of environmental information, including drinking water, toxic and air releases, hazardous waste, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites. EnviroMapper also links to text reports, which provide even more information.
Environmental Technology Opportunities Portal (ETOP) (EPA) The Environmental Technology Opportunities Portal (ETOP) helps those seeking funding opportunities, information, and links to programs that assist in environmental technology development and commercialization. ETOP is a “one-stop-shop” office to coordinate similar programs that foster private and public sector development of new, cost-effective environmental technologies.
Federal Remediation Technologies Roundable: Remedial Technologies Matrix Exiting EPA (disclaimer) One of the most complete innovative remedial technologies matrices available. Put together by a consortia of agencies, including EPA, DOD, DOE, DOI and USACE.
Field Analytic Technologies Encyclopedia (FATE) (EPA CLU-IN) The FATE Web site provides information about technologies that can be used in the field: to characterize contaminated media, monitor the progress of remedial efforts, and in some cases, to conduct confirmation sampling and analysis for site close out.
Global Network of Environment and Technology (GNET) GNET is an online environmental technology and business center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Groundwater Remediation Technologies Analysis Center (GWRTAC) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) GWRTAC compiles, analyzes and disseminates information on innovative groundwater technologies.
Groundwater Software (USGS) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) This is a USGS Web site for groundwater modeling software. There are several programs available through this site that are not available elsewhere including a new version of the MODFLOW GUI (Graphical User Interface) for Argus ONE.
Innovative Remediation Technologies: Field-Scale Demonstration Project and Report (EPA CLU-IN) This Web page adds new project data to its online, searchable database of on-going and completed field-scale demonstrations of innovative hazardous waste remediation technologies. Information on over 700 projects in the database can now be searched by media, technology type, contaminant type, and demonstration date.
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Environmental Science Databases
Environmental Sciences Division's Web page that lists various databases and software.
"ReachIt" Database (EPA) From TIP, it is an acronym for "REmediation And CHaracterization Innovative Technologies". Provides a unified database with information that also resides in the Vendor Information System for Innovative Treatment Technologies (VISITT), VendorFacts and the Innovative Treatment Technologies databases.
Remediation Databases (EPA CLU-IN)
Direct access is now provided to 17 remediation technology databases with information on topics ranging from dry cleaner site profiles to online phytoremediation bibliographies.
Remediation Technology Project Demonstration Files This Web site provides information about remediation technology demonstration projects. New technologies or new applications of existing technologies that are under development are often tested at demonstration or field-scale, prior to use in full-scale cleanups.
Superfund Presumptive Remedies (EPA) Superfund's Presumptive Remedies home page currently covers VOCs in soil, municipal landfills, wood treatment facilities, contaminated groundwater sites and metals in soils sites.
TechKnow Exiting EPA (disclaimer) An online database built into Global Network of Environment and Technology (GNET) that provides profiles of environmental technologies which include summaries, development and intellectual property status, and cost.

Technology Focus Area (EPA CLU-IN)


The CLU-IN Technology Focus area bundles information for particular technologies that may be used in a variety of applications. This information is presented in categories such as Overview, Guidance, Application, Training, and Additional Resources. CLU-IN presently provides a compilation of the most relevant information resources on 15 remediation technologies.
Technology Innovation Program (TIP) (EPA) EPA's Technology Innovation Program (TIP) is an advocate for new technologies; contains links to many other technology pages.
TerraServer Exiting EPA (disclaimer) MicroSoft's use of USGS/NASA aerial and satellite photography. Can get some interesting photos right at your desktop.
Triad Project Profiles with Cost & Time Savings Online Exiting EPA (disclaimer) This Triad Resource Center (TRC) Web site documents 15 Triad projects. Each profile describes the primary objective(s) of the project, site history, team members and collaboration methods, realtime measurement technologies, data management techniques, project timelines, as well as discussions of the Triad elements applied.
Triad Resource Center The Web site provides information describing how the Triad approach restructures projects from technical and project management perspectives. It includes overview information, project management, Triad case studies, detailed reference resources and frequently asked questions.
Vendor Support Area  (EPA CLU-IN) This EPA Web site was created to provide environmental technology developers and vendors with tools to help advance technologies through all stages of product development from bench scale to full commercialization. The resources collected for this site cover a broad range of topics that include business planning, marketing, financing, and technical issues.

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Technology Publications 

Battelle Bookstore Exiting EPA (disclaimer) Contains some environmental technology publications.
Environmental Science and Technology Publication Exiting EPA (disclaimer) This is a Web site connected to the publication ES&T. It provides a dozen or so links to other environmental technology Web sites from industry, government, nonprofits and academia.
Groundwater Currents newsletters (EPA CLU-IN) Archive of EPA newsletters that provide information on innovative groundwater treatment technologies.
Groundwater Guidance (EPA) This page provides a link to lists of key Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) groundwater guidance and selected other reports on ground water which are used frequently by Superfund Remedial Project Managers.
Measurement and Monitoring Technology for the 21st Century (EPA CLU-IN) Measurement and Monitoring Technology for the 21st Century
This Web site provides literature on Open-Path Monitoring Technologies for primary waste program monitoring needs under EPA's 21M2 program.
National Academy Press Reading Room Environmental Documents Exiting EPA (disclaimer) Contains many documents about groundwater protection and remediation.
National Catalog (EPA) Access to the EPA National Catalogue
National Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS) A database of over 6,000 EPA documents to browse, view, and print online.
Office of Research and Development (ORD) Publications (EPA) This page contains all of the latest publications from ORD.
Science Direct Exiting EPA (disclaimer) Designed to provide desktop access to the full text of more than 1000 scientific, medical and technical journals published by Elsevier Science.
Superfund Remedy Decisions (EPA)

This site was developed by EPA's Office of Emergency and Remedial Response. It provides a comprehensive compilation of all remedy-related guidance and policy documents that deal with CERCLA remedy decisions.

Superfund Resources (EPA) General Web page with links of Superfund resources, including technical resources. You can download technical publications and software, view numerous hazardous waste databases, look at Superfund training courses and materials, or access Superfund's analytical services.
Technology News and Trends (EPA CLU-IN)


This is an EPA newsletter about soil, groundwater and sediment characterization and remediation technologies. It replaces two former EPA newsletters, "TechTrends" and "Groundwater Currents".
Technology Transfer (EPA) Formerly EPA's Center For Environmental Research Information, now the Technology Transfer Branch of NRMRL. You can order many EPA documents on this page for free, while supplies last.
TechTrends newsletter archive (EPA CLU-IN) Archive of EPA newsletters that provide descriptions and performance data for innovative source control technologies that have been applied in the field.

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Technology Partnerships 

Bay Area Defense Conversion Action Team (BADCAT) Although no longer active, BADCAT worked hard to bring innovative technologies to closing military bases in the Bay Area, with an eye towards cleaning up contaminated closing military base sites faster, better, and cheaper for expedited turnover to local communities for future use.
Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS) (NATO) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) NATO's CCMS combines the expertise and technology available in member NATO countries. The CCMS Web site is also a tool for the multiple CCMS pilot studies and participating nations to acquire, organize, retrieve, and disseminate environmental information of common interest. It provides access to environmental data, reports, and studies.
Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) ITRC is a national coalition that works to improve the acceptance and interstate deployment of innovative environmental technologies.

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Specific Technology Applications 

Alternative Landfill Cover Profiles (EPA CLU-IN) This EPA TIP database contains information about proposed, tested, or installed alternative design covers at waste disposal sites, including municipal solid waste and hazardous waste landfills and radioactive waste sites. The majority of alternative design covers featured are evapotranspiration (ET) covers including monolithic and capillary barrier designs.
API Interactive LNAPL Guide Exiting EPA (disclaimer) This tool, developed by the American Petroleum Institute, is a comprehensive and easy-to-use electronic information system and screening utility. The Guide is designed to provide an overall approach for evaluating light non-aqueous phase liquid (e.g., petroleum hydrocarbons) at a site, assessing its potential risk, quantitatively defining mobility and recoverability, developing remedial strategies, and examining methods to enhance site closure opportunities.
Bioremediation Resources Exiting EPA (disclaimer) BioLinks is an archive of Internet resources on bioremediation and related topics that are organized by topical categories. Put together by a Canadian consulting company - GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
Composting (EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response) Web page on composting as a remedial alternative. Case studies included.
Elements for Effective Management of Operating Pump and Treat Systems (PDF) (EPA) This fact sheet summarizes key aspects of effective management for operating pump and treat (P&T) systems based on lessons learned from conducting optimization evaluations at 20 Superfund-financed P&T systems.
Fully Integrated Environmental Location Decision Support (FIELDS) (EPA) The FIELDS system is a collection of technological tools and applications incorporating geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and in-field analytical techniques to inform decision makers about a variety of conditions at a particular site or geographic area.
Modeling Subsurface Transport of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (EPA) This Web page provides a course whose objective is to provide the necessary background information for applying models to field sites, judging such applications, or for setting program-wide modeling requirements.
MTBE (EPA) This Web page includes information on MTBE remediation technologies, testing, underground storage tank issues, etc.
MTBE Treatment Profiles (EPA CLU-IN) This Web site contains information about completed and ongoing applications for treatment of MTBE in drinking water and media at contaminated sites. It is put together by EPA's Technology Innovation Program and the Office of Underground Storage Tanks.
New Phytotechnologies Profiles This EPA Web site summarizes timely information about full-scale, field-scale and large greenhouse-scale applications of phytotechnology. Projects for this website are collected using information from technical journals, conference proceedings as well as information obtained from technology vendors and site managers.
Perchlorate Remediation Information (EPA CLU-IN)
This page is devoted to perchlorate remediation and provides access to over 40 technical reports, journal articles, Web pages, and other materials from public and private sources on the latest advancements in the research and application of perchlorate treatment technologies.
PPCPs - Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products PPCPs are not items that one typically associates with hazardous waste sites. But they are just as pervasive and can impact the same water resources that industrial sites do when hazardous waste is released. EPA's web site provides information on PPCPs as environmental pollutants.
Sediment Sites With Substantial Contamination EPA has assembled this web-based listing of Superfund sites for which: 1) the agency has signed a record of decision or action memorandum for sediment cleanup; and 2) the remedy involves more than 10,000 cubic yards of sediments to be dredged or excavated or more than five acres to be capped or monitored for natural recovery. The listings are organized by Region, and most have links to other information on the web about remediation activities undertaken at the site.
Sensors Technology Information Exchange (SenTIX) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) This Web site, supported by EPA, provides a forum for communication and exchange of information related to the application, development, and use of today's high-tech sensors. SenTIX focuses primarily on sensors used in environmental cleanup and includes information from diverse, but also related technical fields.
Superfund Comprehensive Five-Year Guidance (EPA) This guidance is intended to promote consistent implementation of the five-year review process. (OWSER Directive 9355.7-03B-P, dated June 2001)
Superfund: Contaminated Sediments (EPA CLU-IN) This Web site from EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response contains recent EPA guidance on sediment sites and direct links to NPL fact sheets for 66 EPA sites where RODS have been signed.
Superfund Institutional Controls (EPA) Also called "Long term Stewardship" and "Land Use Controls" by other agencies, this link provides EPA guidance on technologies and issues to consider when making cleanup decisions that require future restrictions to the land.
Superfund Presumptive Remedies (EPA) Superfund's Presumptive Remedies home page currently covers VOCs in soil, municipal landfills, wood treatment facilities, contaminated groundwater sites and metals in soils sites.

Superfund Records of Decisions (RODS) (EPA)

EPA has developed an online system for Records of Decision (RODS) that provides full-text RODs in searchable format. This replaces a CD-ROM version. RODS Online includes the full-text of all ROD documents currently available, including abstracts, ROD Amendments, and Explanations of Significant Differences (ESDs). There are a variety of search options, using EPA ID, keyword or site name, that work across the entire set of documents.
Underground Storage Tanks Alternative Technologies (EPA) This Web page highlights a 1995 Office of USTs guidance manual on alternative technologies entitled "How to Evaluate Alternative Cleanup Technologies for Underground Storage Tank Sites: A Guide for Corrective Action Plan Reviewers". (EPA 510-B-95-007). This page provides detailed descriptions of 10 technologies.
Waste Treatment: Solidification/ Stabilization Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
This industry Web site is dedicated to information on solidification/stabilization technology. A key feature of the site is a list of important EPA and Army Corps of Engineer publications on solidification/stabilization.

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Monitored Natural Attenuation Policy

Monitored Natural Attenuation Directive (EPA) Text of the OSWER Directive on MNA, 12/1/97
Monitored Natural Attenuation Protocol (EPA) The "Technical Protocol for Evaluating Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvents in Ground Water"; from the Ada Research Laboratory Web site

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Technology Transfer 

Air Force Civil Engineer Center: Environmental Directorate Exiting EPA (disclaimer) This page is directed at Air Force employees and therefore contains lots of AF guidance, but it also contains links to EPA and Department of Energy technology sites.
Argonne National Lab This page provides links to many Argonne Lab environmental technology programs and projects.
Army Technology Transfer Exiting EPA (disclaimer) This Army Web page provides a summary of environmental restoration technologies used by the Army.
Center for Environmental Industry and Technology (CEIT) (EPA Region 1) EPA Region 1's Center for Environmental Industry and Technology (CEIT) is a catalyst for bringing new environmental technologies to the marketplace and addressing the concerns of New England's envirotech industry. The site includes an innovative technology inventory.
TRAINEX: Environmental Training Courses Exiting EPA (disclaimer) Contains EPA and other training course descriptions, dates, and registration information.
EUGRIS Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
The EUGRIS portal is a web-based European information portal for soil and water management in Europe. EUGRIS provides access to information on soil and groundwater management from throughout the European Union, including research projects, technical information, available training, legislation, guidance and support tools.
HSTL Public Homepage
HSTL Intranet (within EPA) Homepage
ORD technical support is available to Regional Superfund and RCRA staff through your local technical liaison. ORD's Hazardous Substances Technical Liaisons (HSTLs) have been working to increase their visibility online with improved web sites, both on the internet and the intranet. Learn more about the program on these web pages.
International Innovative Environmental Solutions This EPA web site offers environmental policies and best practices from countries around the world including Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Australia. The online global library provides links to journals, databases, guidelines, programs and case studies involving innovations in air, toxics, waste and water issues, as well as multi-media approaches, such as Environmental Management Systems, sustainable transport, smart growth and industrial ecology.
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) Exiting EPA (disclaimer) LBNL's Technology Transfer page
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's Current Technologies Exiting EPA (disclaimer) LBNL's Index of Current Environmental Technologies Available for Licensing and Collaboration.
Naval Facilities Engineering Support Center  Exiting EPA (disclaimer) Technical information from the Department of the Navy's Environmental Restoration Program. Covers Analysis, Methodologies and Technologies. Click on "Restoration."
Site Remediation Exiting EPA (disclaimer)(USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program) This Web page provides links to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) information on projects and activities related to the remediation of contaminated sites. The projects are categorized by type (e.g., testing of remediation technologies, natural attenuation evaluation, performance monitoring, site characterization) and contaminant.
Subsurface Contaminants Focus Area Exiting EPA (disclaimer) The Subsurface Contaminants Focus Area (SCFA) mission is to develop, demonstrate, and deploy step-change solutions to users' problems involving containment and long-term isolation of leaking buried waste areas and remediation of source term contamination including dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLS), metals, and radionuclides as well as dispersed contamination in the subsurface.
Technology Transfer Highlights (EPA) Formerly EPA's Center For Environmental Research Information, now the Technology Transfer Branch of NRMRL. You can order many EPA documents on this page for free, while supplies last.

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