Title: Frequently Asked Questions about Ecological Revitalization of Superfund Sites 
Resource Type: document --> public information 
Country: USA 
Year: 2006 
Availability: EPA 542-F-06-002 
Author 1/Producer: US EPA 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.clu-in.org/download/techdrct/542f06002.pdf  
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EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->MNA
Short description: Ecological revitalization of a Superfund site is the process of returning a site to a functioning and sustainable use. Ecological revitalization re-establishes a site to a natural state, thus increasing or improving habitat for plants and animals without impairing the remediation activities that ensure the protection of human health and the environment. Although ecological revitalization can be used to create habitat as a specific goal, it also can be used to complement or enhance a traditional cleanup method; as a green remediation technology to remove or stabilize contaminants; or reduce erosion while providing valuable wildlife habitat. Ecological revitalization also can be used adjacent to areas redeveloped for commercial use, such as for riparian zones, and in conjunction with recreational features such as hiking and biking trails or bird-watching lookout stations. 
Link to Organisation(s): EPA Environmental Protection Agency
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 11/02/2007