The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Principles for Greener Cleanups outlines 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. Bioremediation actively enhances the effects of naturally occurring biological processes that degrade contaminants in soil, sediment, and groundwater. In situ processes involve placement of amendments directly into contaminated media while ex situ processes transfer the media for treatment at or near ground surface. This document can also be accessed at http://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/HQ/147895.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Bioremediation (PDF)(4 pp, 182 K, 2010, 542-F-10-006)