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National Academy of Sciences group recommending methods to facilitate transition of cleanup programs from problem identification and remedy selection to long-term management
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2012

The National Research Council, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), today released a report, “Alternatives for Managing the Nation’s Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites”, summarizing the state of the practicality of the cleanup of contaminated groundwater at complex sites and recommending significant changes to the current approaches for such sites.


Expanded capabilities urged for managing chemical warfare materiel removed during environmental remediation
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2012

Since World War I, hundreds of thousands of individual chemical warfare materiel (CWM) itemsat approximately 250 sites in 30 U.S. states and two territorieswere buried and remain largely unaddressed.


Can sustainability become the new regulatory paradigm?
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2011

In a new report, “Sustainability and the U.S. EPA", a committee of experts selected by the National Academies of Science have recommended that the Environmental Protection Agency’s existing regulatory risk management framework be supplanted by one based on sustainability (i.e., consideration of social, environmental, and economic factors), including in regulatory decisions on the use of alternative chemicals for products and processes in “green chemistry applications”.


William J. Walsh
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP