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NJDEP Issues Green, Sustainable, and Resilient Remediation Guidance

“GSR [green and sustainable remediation] has emerged as a beneficial approach that optimizes all phases of site remediation” according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Administrative Guidance for Green, Sustainable, and Resilient Remediation. Although not mandatory, the guidance issued last month “formally encourages” using GSR practices when cleaning up contaminated sites “to address threats posed by climate change, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to minimize impacts to environmental justice and overburdened communities, and to move through the cleanup process more swiftly and efficiently without weakening current or future remedial plans.” Click here to read the four-page guidance.