The EPA’s Citizen’s Guide to Cleanup Technologies Series 7: Vertical Engineered Barriers

Jun 13, 2017

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.

http://www.clu-in.org/download/Citizens/a_citizens_guide_to_vertical_engineered_barriers.pdf

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.

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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 contain plagues.

We may choose to contain unruly persons.

Illustration by Charlotte Schaller-Mouillot in March 1916 issue of La Baïonnette (French journal published from 1915 to 1918, http://labaionnette.free.fr/1916/b037.htm

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.

Photograph by Hans Splinter and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License

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