U.S., German Partnership - A Global ApproachThe cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites of hazardous materials is a global concern that requires an integrated approach to mitigate the risks to human health and the environment. Many countries have committed extensive resources to the effort to address environmental, social and economic issues related to cleanup and redevelopment of these contaminated hazardous waste sites. The challenge is how to capitalize on the resources, expertise, and knowledge of countries that are developing solutions to those issues and effectively share this information. It is clear that the successful development of brownfields requires the cooperative efforts of federal and state agencies as well as private individuals. In 1990, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) established a bilateral working group to gain a better understanding of each country’s efforts in the cleanup of hazardous waste sites…Log In to Read Full Article
RACER Trust’s Proving Ground Stimulates Efficiency
Judge Robert Gerber, sitting in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, signed an order in effect creating RACER Trust in March 2011. RACER — for Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response — was handed a portfolio of more than 300 properties scattered over 89 locations in… Read more
Water, Water Everywhere?
While in the following pages I will recount a number of serious localized water shortages, I can tell you at the outset, this will not be another gloom-and-doom scenario to which you are treated daily in your local and national news sources. Now, in my 54th year of professional effort… Read more