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  1. People become upset when there is increased time and traffic (due to work) on a contaminated site. Remediation isn’t so simple. (Little news report about opinions on fracking and the problem of leftover tailings and more work, appears to be against remediation.)
  2. In New Jersey, public wells were contaminated with solvents and did not meet rules set by legislation for clean drinking water. Contamination was traced back to a computer company who agreed to clean up the water. $10 million was spent and after 6 years the remediation was shut down. 3 years later the water did not meet standards, with one well with water being worse than its original condition. In this case, remediation proved to be unsuccessful and a waste of money to local business. (Sites some legislative acts and links to certain cases involving cleanup, seems to sway against remediation.)
  3. Bioremediation is useful by using microorganisms (who consume natural waste and some solvents) to destroy contaminations. Concerns are that it does not work well in soils with low permeability and that nonnative organisms may harm native/natural life. (Sites multiple links and regarding scientific studies and superfund sites, pretty balanced article.)
  4. Thermal remediation is when soils are excavated and heated with carbon and water to high temperatures of 650-900 degrees Fahrenheit to evaporate the solvents and chemicals from soils. Air sparging is when air is burst into masses of soil to pump out chemicals into a carbon filter. Encapsulation happens when soils are buried and trapped so that they won’t contaminate water or other soils. Flaws of these are costs of remediation or the inability to use soils. (Basic surface article, gives good definitions, pretty balanced.)
  5. Soil and Water remediation are crucial for environmental and human health. The goal is to reduce contaminants to meet levels which are “suitable for use”. (Highly biased towards remediation, want to make money of the business.)
  6. Some factors to be considered before remediation takes place are; how long will it take? Is it actually possible to clean up the area? What are the chemical characteristics of the contaminants? Rate at which remediation occurs? How will it be treated? Will there be enough space for treatment to occur? Transportation times? Clean up/removal time frame? Cost? (Not so much biased, but brings questions to light. Cost and time.)

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