Pat Quinn, Governor
Greener Cleanups are less polluting, more efficient cleanup activities and technologies designed to increase the environmental benefits of remediation. By performing greener cleanups, you can:
Illinois EPA has developed a series of tools to help site owners, developers and their consultants in incorporating greener cleanup practices. This effort applies to every cleanup program in the Bureau of Land, though specific tools have been created for LUST sites.
Five Guiding Principles for Greener Cleanups in Illinois
Illinois' Greener Cleanups Matrix: How to Maximize the Environmental Benefits of Site Remediation
Illinois EPA has created a simple matrix to guide site owners and consultants in choosing sustainable practices that can be applied to site assessment, planning and design, and cleanup.
An expanded matrix lists individual actions, followed by a qualitative ranking of their level of difficulty and feasibility (sub-categorized by cost, schedule and technical complexity). The benefits of each action to air, water, land and energy are also identified.
To build the matrix, Illinois EPA evaluated certain cleanups from the Leaking UST, SRP, CERCLA and RCRA programs using site-specific questionnaires, field visits and consultations with green remediation practitioners.
Greener Cleanup Strategies Mind Map: All Sites
This diagram shows greener cleanup concepts for all sites, organized by category onto one page.
Greener Cleanup Strategies Mind Map: LUST Sites
This diagram presents greener cleanup concepts specific to tank sites in a one-page, big picture view.
LUST Decision Trees
This document identifies 17 greener cleanup activities that can be undertaken during early action activities, free product removal, sampling, soil remediation, groundwater remediation, and off-site impacts. Itís essentially a flow chart that shows when green practices can be incorporated during an ordinary tank cleanup.
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