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A Green Cleanup That’s ‘Tree-mendous’

A site cleanup protects human health and the environment, provides reuse options for the land, creates jobs and reduces sprawl. However, a raised awareness to climate change is forcing individuals to step back and look at the potential unintended consequences from site cleanups. Cleanup activities use energy, water and material resources to achieve their objectives. The process of cleanup therefore creates an environmental footprint of its own. To address this concern, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response issued EPA’s Greener Cleanup Principles in August 2009. The goal of greener cleanups is to reduce the environmental footprint of cleanup activities by doing our work smarter. EPA Region 3 and the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) collaborated with Glenn Springs Holding Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corp., and Langan Engineering to develop a team approach to implement an innovative “green” Resource…Log In to Read Full Article

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