|Series||SITE technology capsule|
|Contributions||United States. Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program (U.S.)|
|The Physical Object|
Rocky Mountain Remediation Services, L.L.C. (RMRS), the developer of the process, claims that the Envirobond™ process effec- tively prevents metals from leaching and can be used with mechanical compaction to reduce the overall volume of contaminated media by 30 to 50 percent. RMEA has conducted successful site investigations and remediation projects at numerous sites throughout the Rocky Mountain region, and our staff have conducted such work nationwide. We have experience with the latest technologies to efficiently conduct your project, and the relationships with regional regulatory staff to get your project. The addition of amendments restores soil quality by balancing pH, adding organic matter, increasing water holding capacity, re-establishing microbial communities, and alleviating compaction. As such, the use of soil amendments enables site remediation, revegetation and revitalization, and reuse. The Use of Soil Amendments for Remediation, Revitalization and Reuse. Foreword The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a three-day Soil Amendments Field Services Division and the U.S. EPA Land Revitalization Office. ii. Active plant growth is an integral part of the soil amendment process; vegetation relocates water.
Can soil amendments be incorporated into the site’s remedy? Sites that are between the remedial investigation and feasibility study stages of the cleanup process are in a good position for the evaluation and incorporation of soil amendment recommendations as part of the remedy. Soil amendment is required prior to landscaping the premise. Amending your soil with compost has multiple benefits. Organic matter (compost) particles can hold moisture in the soil for extended periods, allowing water to be available to plants over a longer period of time. Composting is a natural process in which micro-organisms and macro-organisms break down organic material (leaves, twigs, grass, etc.) into a dark crum-bly soil amendment. Modern compost facilities use the same natural biological composting process. Their controlled-temperature process works faster, breaks down pesticide residues, and also kills. Environmental remediation deals with the removal of pollution or contaminants from environmental media such as soil, groundwater, sediment, or surface water. Remedial action is generally subject to an array of regulatory requirements, and may also be based on assessments of human health and ecological risks where no legislative standards exist, or where standards are advisory.
This Critical Agricultural Research and Extension (CARE) project addresses research and extension issues surrounding the impacts of unregulated spills of oil-production water, locally known as "brine" to crop and rangelands in the Bakken and Three Forks regions of North Dakota. Stakeholder involvement has included on-farm visits, workshops, and face-to-face primary objective of. The soil vapor extraction report describes 10 projects. Various chlorinated aliphatic contaminants were treated at eight of the locations. One report in this volume describes a project that used soil vapor extraction (SVE) followed by bioventing. (Note: this one project, completed at Hill Air Force Base, Site , is described in both the SVE. This soil amendment is harvested, or mined, from peat bogs (Canada is a major producer). A bog is a type of wetland. If you are familiar with water gardens, you may know that there is a whole class of water-garden plants known as bog plants. The Sphagnum moss decomposed in these peat bogs over very long periods of time, meaning that, for practical purposes, peat moss is not a renewable resource. Manure-based soil amendments can harbor pathogens that can cause illness in humans and may contaminate produce when introduced into the production environment. This overview is intended to provide general guidelines and recommendations to reduce the likelihood of produce microbial contamination when using manure-based soil amendments.