Long Term Stewardship of Contaminated Sites
Decisions about environmental remediation at hazardous waste sites are increasingly cost-driven and based on planned future use of the land. As a result, hazardous substances may be left in place. A critical, yet often overlooked, aspect of environmental remediation at such sites is the implementation of institutional measures to ensure that public health is protected over the long term. ELI’s Long Term Stewardship of Contaminated Sites program has examined such measures, often referred to as institutional controls, for more than ten years, and often serves as an expert voice on the legal and policy issues associated with long term stewardship. In our work on long term stewardship and institutional controls, we:
- Conduct research and analysis of legal and policy options to inform recommendations for the long term stewardship of contaminated sites, including federally owned sites, Superfund sites, and brownfields;
- Provide training on implementation of measures for long term stewardship; and
- Draft model legislation on institutional controls and other stewardship issues.
Related Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
- Role of Local Government in Long-Term Stewardship Roundtable — Denver, CO (2000)
- Workshop on Long-Term Stewardship and Institutional Controls for Local Governments at DOE Sites — Westminster, CO (1999)