You are here:
Engineering Technical Support Center, Innovative Science and Technical Support for Cost-Effective Cleanups: Five Year Summary Report for 2007-2012
McKernan, J. Engineering Technical Support Center, Innovative Science and Technical Support for Cost-Effective Cleanups: Five Year Summary Report for 2007-2012. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-13/093, 2013.
This document highlights key projects over the last five years that show the breadth of ETSC's involvement with regional personnel and versatility in meeting requests for assistance.
This report summarizes a variety of significant projects that ETSC and its colleagues in the Land Remediation and Pollution Control Division (LRPCD) have supported during the last five years. Projects have addressed an array of environmental scenarios, including remote mining contamination, expansive landfill waste, sediment remediation by capping, and persistent threats from abandoned industrial sites. A major component of affecting meaningful remediation lies in the construction and testing of pilot projcts and new technologies. As such, ETSC also organizes and reports significant developments in environmental engineering. In some cases, the team has gone into the field to spearhead projects that are at the cutting edge of remediation activities. ETSC has also taken on a selection of newer iniatives that focus on integrating sutainability into communities and land use plans. While ETSC's principal mission of bolstering technical expertise for site-specific remediation remains a central focus, the team is reaching out to support other efforts that will directly prevent the problems ETSC seeks to resolve. LRPCD and ETSC have evolved continually to meet the demands, as well as scientific and engineering needs, of the program offices and regional personnel.