United States                 Solid Waste and               BA 542-F-01-036
                        environmental Protection         Emergency Response            September ZO01
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     EPA                   What's  New from the

                        Technology  Innovation  Office


The Technology Innovation Office (TIO) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1990 to act as an
advocate for new technologies. TIO's mission is to increase the applications of innovative technologies for the characterization
and treatment of contaminated waste sites, soils, and groundwater. TIO's newest products and services and those of partner
organizations are listed below. All documents can be viewed or downloaded at: http://clu-in.org/techpubs.htm. For hard copies,
contact (800) 490-9198 or (513) 489-8190 or fax to (513) 489-8695.

Web Resources

Live Internet Seminars
TIO and our partners continue to host free two-hour Internet Seminars on technical topics related to waste
site remediation. In previous seminars, we have had participants from around the world. Never before has it been
this easy to stay abreast of emerging technical clean-up issues without leaving your desk. Three
to four seminars occur every month, and are announced on the CLU-IN Studio site at http://clu-in.org/studio.

FRTR Perchlorate Page.
The Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR) recently posted a website devoted to Federal activities
related to perchlorate in the environment. Major subheadings on the site include: Interagency Committees and
Workgroups; Treatment Technology; Environmental Measurements; Toxicology; Conferences, Workshops and
Presentations on Perchlorate; Ecosystems; and State Agency Information. For more information, see
http://www.frtr.gov/perchlorate/

In Situ Thermal Treatment Site Profile Database (Beta Version)
Recent developments in the area of in situ thermal treatment methods offer the potential for a significantly increased
ability to address subsurface contamination.  Approaches to in situ thermal treatment include steam, hot air, or hot water
injection, conductive heating, electrical resistive heating, and radio-frequency heating. These methods are in various
stages of development and deployment, largely as a function of the cleanup problem (size and type of site, location and
nature of contamination) under consideration. The In Situ Thermal Treatment Site Profile Database is an initial attempt to
capture information on sites deploying or planning to deploy these methods.
See http://clu-in.org/products/thermal.
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D  Remediation Technology Cost Compendium-Year 2000 (EPA 542-R-01-009)
    This report provides a summary and analysis of historical cost information for six commonly-applied remediation
    technologies:  bioremediation, thermal desorption, soil vapor extraction, on-site incineration, groundwater pump-and-
    treat systems, and permeable reactive barriers. Cost data were obtained from federal agency sources with data
    extracted from approximately 150 projects. (September 2001, 77 pages).

D  Use of Bioremediation at Superfund Sites (EPA 542-R-01 -019)
    This document provides site-specific information about 104 Superfund remedial action sites where bioremediation
    has been applied, including available performance data. It also provides a snapshot of current applications and
    presents trends over time concerning selection and use, contaminants and site types treated, and cost and
    performance of the technology (August 2001,48 pages).

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 D  A Citizen's Guide to In Situ Thermal Treatment Methods (EPA 542-F-01 -012)
     The Citizen's Guide Series are 2-page fact sheets that provide a general description on approaches to clean up
     contaminated waste sites, soil, and groundwater. Each fact sheet answers the questions: What is it? How does it
     work? Is it safe? How long will it take? Why use it? This latest guide describes how in situ thermal treatment
     removes harmful chemicals from soil by using heat.

 D  Abstracts of Remediation Case Studies Volume 5 (EPA 542-R-01 -008)
     This report is a collection of abstracts summarizing 56 case studies of site remediation applications prepared
     primarily by federal agencies. Abstracts, Volume 5, covers a wide variety of  technologies, including full-scale
     remediation  projects and large-scale field demonstrations of soil and groundwater treatment technologies
     (May 2001,168 pages).

 D  The State-of-the-Practice of Characterization and Remediation of Contaminated Ground Water at Fractured Rock Sites
     (EPA542-R-01-010)
     This report was published by TIO in cooperation with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and the U.S.
     Department of Energy. The report summarizes two conferences held in 2000 on Fractured Rock Sites. The report
     suggests high priority characterization and remediation needs to research and development laboratories. It also
     documents the current state of the practice.

 D  Innovations in Site Characterization - Technology Evaluation: Real-Time VOC  Analysis using a Field Portable GC/MS
     (EPA542-R-01-011)
     This report describes a the use of a field GC/MS to measure trichloroethylene on a real-time basis. The results were
     effective for making real time decisions that guided characterization of the plume and optimal placement of the
     monitoring wells (July 2001, 32 pages).
 Brownfields Publications and Resources - TIO's publications and resources to support Brownfields redevelopment
 can be found at: http://brownfieldstsc.org.

 D   Road Map to Understanding Innovative Technology Options for Brownfields Investigation and Cleanup, Third Edition
     (EPA542-B-01-001)
     The third edition of the Road Map has been expanded significantly to include new and updated resources. The Road
     Map is not a guidance document. Rather, each section describes the steps involved in the characterization and
     cleanup of brownfields sites and connects those steps with available resources. (September 2001, 68 pages)

 n   Brownfields Technology Primer:  Selecting and Using Phytoremediation for Site Cleanup (EPA 542-R-01-006)
     This project explains the phytoremediation process; the potential advantages and considerations in selecting
     Phytoremediation specific to cleanup Brownfields sites; and provide information on additional resources to assist
     Brownfields decision makers in evaluating phytoremediation as an option for their sites. (September 2001, 30
     pages)
Videos on the CLU-IN Studio - These videos were produced by the U.S. EPA Environmental Response Team
and deal with selected environmental remediation topics. The videos range in length from 7-25 minutes. Videos,
located at http://clu-in.org/studio, include:

Alabama Oil Bum                       Summitville Mine
Divex                                 Wyoming Bioremediation
Navajo Vats                           Revegetation with Native Plants
Superfund Seniors                     Green Pond Oil Spill
Clandestine Drug Labs                  Environmental Dredging
Manasota Plating                       Clean Green-Phytoremediatipn

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