Remediation Journal: Sustainable Remediation Panel 03

The third installment from the Sustainable Remediation Panel is now available in the Remediation Journal (Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 143-147, Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company, Winter 2009).  SURF members Daniel J. Watts, Michael F. Houlihan, Richard B. Wice, and David Woodward contributed responses to this issue's question:

"In developing numerical cleanup standards for site cleanups, including risk-based corrective actions, is it possible to incorporate social and economic metrics into the standards or do these need to be considered separately on a qualitative basis?"

Each issue, Remediation will pose an interesting question related to sustainable remediation to the Sustainable Remediation Panel, a group of 12 remediation professionals and SURF members. In the Summer 2009 issue, the question posed was "How should regulatory agencies incorporate sustainable remediation into cleanup programs? Can this be completed within the existing structure of CERCLA, RCRA, and state voluntary programs or would legislation amending the regulations be warranted?" In the Autumn 2009 issue, the question posed was "Regulators seem to currently be focusing on green remediation and not sustainable remediation. How can the industry change this perception so that a more holistic approach is followed?" See the Panel responses in the SURF Library.

SURF invites you to share your responses to these questions by submitting a comment to this post, or posing a new question using our Discussion Forum.