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Exploring new alternatives for treating and reusing soil

People aren't really using risk assessment and remediation to its full advantage.

When Theresa Phillips began her career as an environmental consultant some 15 years ago there was a lot of excitement over bio-remediation techniques for contaminated soil.

Stakeholders foresaw a time when genetically modified bacteria would “chew up” contaminants like Pac-man on steroids. But when concerns arose over releasing genetically engineered organisms into the environment, interest cooled. And so did talk of alternatives to simply digging up contaminated soil and dumping it in landfill.

“People aren’t really using risk assessment and remediation to its full advantage,” reflects Phillips, a senior toxicologist and risk assessment specialist with exp Services Inc. in Markham, Ont. “Dig-and-dump isn’t really remediation at all,” she says.

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HazMat Management

http://www.hazmatmag.com/news/exploring-new-alternatives-for-treating-and-reusing-soil/1002052059/