New WA State Dept. of Ecology Guidance Document: Adaptation Strategies For Resilient Remedies
The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) has a new guidance document regarding how to address climate change impacts for state cleanup sites. The official title is: Adaptation Strategies for Resilient Remedies publication no. 17-09-052. You can find the guidance here: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1709052.html.
There is also a focus sheet that provides some quick, summary information about the guidance document available here: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1709058.html
The guidance document is intended to:
1. Help understand site-specific vulnerabilities of cleanup sites to climate change impacts – (Vulnerability Assessment); and
2. Provide recommendations to increases resilience of remedies at each phase of cleanup – (Adaptation Strategy).