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Title: In Situ Remediation Integrated Program: FY 1994 program summary

The US Department of Energy (DOE) established the Office of Technology Development (EM-50) as an element of the Office of Environmental Management (EM) in November 1989. In an effort to focus resources and address priority needs, EM-50 introduced the concept of integrated programs (IPs) and integrated demonstrations (IDs). The In Situ Remediation Integrated Program (ISR IP) focuses research and development on the in-place treatment of contaminated environmental media, such as soil and groundwater, and the containment of contaminants to prevent the contaminants from spreading through the environment. Using in situ remediation technologies to clean up DOE sites minimizes adverse health effects on workers and the public by reducing contact exposure. The technologies also reduce cleanup costs by orders of magnitude. This report summarizes project work conducted in FY 1994 under the ISR IP in three major areas: treatment (bioremediation), treatment (physical/chemical), and containment technologies. Buried waste, contaminated soils and groundwater, and containerized waste are all candidates for in situ remediation. Contaminants include radioactive waste, volatile and nonvolatile organics, heavy metals, nitrates, and explosive materials.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
61126
Report Number(s):
DOE/RL-95-32
ON: DE95011333; TRN: AHC29516%%61
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1995
Research Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Technology Development
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; REMEDIAL ACTION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; IN-SITU PROCESSING; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; PROGRESS REPORT; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; BIODEGRADATION; COMPILED DATA; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS; URANIUM; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; OXIDATION; REDOX REACTIONS; VITRIFICATION; AQUIFERS; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; LINERS; SEALING MATERIALS