The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Principles for Greener Cleanups outline the Agency’s policy for evaluating and minimizing the environmental "footprint" of activities undertaken when cleaning up a contaminated site. Use of the best management practices (BMPs) recommended in EPA's series of green remediation fact sheets can help project managers and other stakeholders apply the principles on a routine basis, while maintaining the cleanup objectives, ensuring protectiveness of a remedy, and improving its environmental outcome.
The first of the BMP fact sheets were recently released:
- Site Investigation
- Pump and Treat Technologies
Links to the BMP fact sheets are available under "EPA Documents and Guidance" on the SURF Links page.