active remediation

active remediation

Engaging in some affirmative action to remove contaminants from soil or water. The alternative is passive remediation, which is usually accomplished by normal flushing processes occurring over time.

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In their joint article in Science they declare that the only viable method to ensure space remains problem-free for research and commercialization is through active remediation.
A North Carolina manufacturing facility with chlorinated VOCs in groundwater saved over $100,000 after an ENSR RSE found natural attenuation was an effective alternative to active remediation.
Current estimates for an active remediation system to carry off hydrogen sulfide and potentially explosive methane gas range from $4 million to $10 million.
If a landowner does not accept a deed restriction, Amoco "would have to do active remediation," said Burlingham.
His environmental expertise covers emergency spill response, soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, risk based decision-making processes and models, and innovative technologies for active remediation as well as natural and augmented bioremediation.
The EPA decision to require active remediation is based on over 10 years of exhaustively peer-reviewed scientific analysis.
The expansion was spurred by Weiss' recent win of a major contract to provide environmental remediation services for a Global Fortune 500 semiconductor manufacturer's 10 sites in active remediation.
Whether passive or active remediation is called for in mitigating a toxic site depends on the nature and severity of the soil contamination.
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