Site contamination

Site contamination

The degradation of land and buildings due to exposure to materials, processes or organisms detrimental to health.
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Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site.
The agreement settles a case filed under the federal "Superfund" law--formally known as the Comprehensive Environmental Responsibility, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)--which requires landowners, waste generators and waste transporters responsible for site contamination to either clean up the site, or reimburse the government or other parties for cleanup costs.
Additional flexibility for consideration of anthropogenic (humancaused) background concentrations of contaminants in environmental media when it is demonstrated to be unrelated to the site contamination being addressed, such as in urban areas with diffuse industrial and vehicular impacts.
A study conducted by Verkkala demonstrated that reducing lint reduces surgical site contamination and that cellulose containing fabrics generate significant amounts of lint.
Wilson responded that significant work had been done to address site contamination and that material currently on the site had been deemed clean and was intended to be recycled for on-site road construction.
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): The FDA has approved a unique medical device meant for reducing surgical-incision site contamination by infection-causing microorganisms.
Besides the dwindling supply of developable land, those crises included condemnation issues, site contamination, the cost of decked parking--the latter a necessity in most redevelopment areas--and more.
Did the disagreement over costs and the issue of site contamination really come out of the blue?
Additional soil and groundwater samples have been collected, and an environmental assessment report for the site contamination has been submitted to the state.
Many cities have their share of what are called "brownfields"--abandoned industrial or commercial properties where site contamination prohibits easy redevelopment and turns them into eyesores and hazards.
For developers who were not responsible for the original site contamination, they were given protection from future liability.
We carried out exploratory work to establish the extent of the site contamination and then prepared technical proposals, specifications for the remediation and grading of the site.
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