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remediation

The process of cleaning up environmentally contaminated sites. It may be active, which requires some human intervention,or it may be passive and accomplished through the normal processes of nature. It may be ex situ, in which contaminated material is removed, or in situ, which relies on cleaning mechanisms in place on the property. Processes can include mechanical, chemical, thermal, magnetic separation, manual separation, use of biologic agents, or flushing, to name a few.

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Exploiting Douglas Hofstadter's claim that there is no new knowledge, only the refashioned ideas of previous technological and cultural advancements (Metamagical themas: Questing for the essence of mind and pattern [New York, NY: Basic Books, 1985]), Jay Bolter and Richard Grusin offer a well-documented and convincing, if at times a bit overwrought, argument that new media technologies "remediate" previous technologies.
The agencies required these five firms to remediate their deficiencies by October 1, 2016, and file a targeted submission to the agencies detailing the remediation.
"OCC supervision staff members continue to monitor the bank's work to remediate deficiencies identified in our April 2018 order as well as orders issued in September 2016 directly related to unsafe and unsound practices and November 2015 related to Bank Secrecy Act Compliance.