The EPA’s Citizen’s Guide to Cleanup Technologies Series 7: Vertical Engineered Barriers
Environmental Enlightenment #208
See our Newsletter, Environmental Enlightenment #200, for introduction to one highly valuable, plainly written series of Citizen’s Guides published by the EPA at http://www.clu-in.org/products/citguide
With this issue we introduce the EPA’s Citizen’s Guide to Phytoremediation. You can reach it through the hyperlink under the blue header below.
When all else fails, we contain.
Con-means together and –tain comes from Latin tenere (to hold). Thus, when a plume of contamination is contained, it is being held together in one place.
We contain wildfires.
Two Minnesota Army National Guard helicopters and 12 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Combat Aviation Brigade activated to support wildfire containment near Nimrod, MN (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenationalguard/), licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.
We may choose to contain unruly persons.
And, at times, mostly as a last resort, we elect to contain contamination from spreading elsewhere.
Go to the EPA’s Citizen’s Guide to Vertical Engineered Barriers at http://www.clu-in.org/download/Citizens/a_citizens_guide_to_vertical_engineered_barriers.pdf for the rest. It is simple and fun to read.
Environmental Enlightenment #315—Current and historical oil field operations may have issues that can impact real estate transactions. Oil fields in Los Angeles basin provide countless examples.
Environmental Enlightenment #314—Real-estate brokers, attorneys and investors can glide through ENVIROSTOR fast to identify items of interest about properties in California.
Environmental Enlightenment #219—Here’s a data-packed site that provides handy information on environmental data at sites of interest.