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U.S., German Partnership - A Global Approach

The 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

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