Incorporating Sustainability Principles in Superfund Sediment Remediation Projects

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  • Practice Areas: Contaminated Site Assessment and Cleanup, Environmental Planning and Management
  • Event or Publication: Battelle: 2019 Sediments Conference
  • Title: Incorporating Sustainability Principles in Superfund Sediment Remediation Projects
  • All Authors: Moderator: Steven Nadeau, Eric Stern, Sabine Apitz, Peter Brussock, Anne Fitzpatrick
  • Geosyntec Authors: Anne Fitzpatrick
  • Citation: Track A, The Tenth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments will be held February 11-14, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
  • Date: Feb. 13, 2019
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Type: Panel Presentation

This panel will discuss the challenges of introducing "new" processes, technologies, and/or procedures to the remedy decision process.

In particular, the panel will focus on applying sustainability principles, such as balancing environmental, societal and economic factors, to the Superfund sediment remedy evaluation and selection process. Perspectives from stakeholders and how sustainability fits within the existing nine Superfund National Contingency Plan criteria linking existing regulations and guidance to support the inclusion will be discussed amongst the panel and with the audience. Potential value-added application of the sustainability approach that assesses impacts to the whole community and incorporates equity and community preferences within a sediment management environment will be shared. Opportunities for improving the state of the practice and expanding the knowledge base and strategies will be discussed.  The panel will build upon the work of the Sustainable Remediation Forum in this area and the Sediment Management Work Group.

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