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    • 15:07
    • Enbridge Oil Spill

      Documentary on response by local, state, and federal agencies to the rupture and spill of over 843,000 gallons of crude oil along 35 miles of the Kalamazoo River, a Lake Michigan tributary. The spill is the largest inland oil spill in the nation's history. (2010)

      • cleanup technology
      • emergency response
      • national event
      • oil spill
      • soil contamination

    • 15:08
    • Phytoremediation , The Clean Green

      A newly developing technique called "phytoremediation" takes advantage of the natural abilities of plants to contain and remove toxic materials from the soil and groundwater. Two field-scale pilot projects are used as examples.(1998)

      • cleanup technology
      • soil contamination
      • groundwater

    • 21:46
    • Martin County, KY Coal Waste Spill

      This video describes the collapse of a coal slurry impoundment in Kentucky, it's effect on the surrounding residents and ecology, and the work of 36 agencies to clean-up and restore the area. (2001)

      • cleanup technology
      • emergency response
      • oil spill
      • soil contamination
      • groundwater

    • 11:40
    • Libby Sister Sites

      Vermiculite ore containing asbestos from a mine in Libby, MT, was shipped to facilities where it was processed by unsuspecting workers. These locations are being investigated and cleaned up. (2012)

      • asbestos
      • national event
      • soil contamination

    • 20:02
    • Returning a River To Health: Dredging the Upper Hudson

      Documentary on the historic dredging of PCB contaminated sediments from the Hudson River. General Electric conducted the cleanup along 200 miles of the river, which is classified by EPA as a Superfund Site – one of the largest in the country.(2010)

      • cleanup technology
      • national event
      • soil contamination

    • 10:10
    • Crozet Phytoremediation

      Phytoremediation is being employed at the site of a former orchard in Crozet, Virginia. The Victory variety of Pteris Vittata (ferns) is being used to clean up arsenic contamination at the site. (2007)

      • cleanup technology
      • soil contamination

    • 22:34
    • In-Situ Thermal Treatment of Contaminated Soils and Groundwater

      Three methods for cleaning DNAPL-contaminated soils are discussed. Each method heats the soils, contaminants, and groundwater and then removes the vaporized or liquefied contaminants. In-Situ Thermal remediation is considered safer, faster, and less disruptive than traditional remediation methods.

      • cleanup technology
      • soil contamination
      • groundwater

    • 23:37
    • Worker Protection Standards

      When Superfund was reauthorized in 1986, the EPA was required to develop a set of regulations for protecting worker safety. This video describes this regulation (HAZWOPER) and presents details of the regulation's requirements. (1992)

      • educational

    • 22:02
    • Divex Response and Removal Action

      A chemical explosion in South Carolina that took the life of the facility’s owner prompted local officials to enlist EPA and ATF to assist with the identification, transportation, an controlled detonation of over 40,000 lbs. of explosives.(1994)

      • cleanup technology
      • emergency response
      • national event

    • 12:18
    • Wyoming Bioremediation

      A team in northern Wyoming implemented Bioremediation, an onsite process that uses naturally occurring microorganisms to breakdown petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants in soil. The contamination was the result of oil well exploration.(1998)

      • cleanup technology
      • soil contamination

    • 14:13
    • Tranguch Gasoline Spill Site

      The story follows work in Hazelton, PA to mitigate the effects of the vapor threat to 400 homes. The threat resulted from a gasoline leak in an underground storage tank. A computer model tracked the spill and soil-vapor extraction systems were installed. (2001)

      • cleanup technology
      • oil spill
      • pesticide
      • soil contamination

    • 03:10
    • Mercury Video News Release

      Broadcast Public Service announcement targeting youth on the dangers of handling the element Mercury. (2 minute version followed by 1 minute version)

      • educational

    • 10:28
    • Summitville Mine

      At the Summitville Mine, highly contaminated water runs through an abandoned mine shaft. Fractures in the adjacent rock make the investigation and remediation a challenge. (1998)

      • cleanup technology
      • groundwater

    • 11:56
    • Decontamination Technologies and Procedures: Household Bleach Solution

      Training video for the use of Sodium Hypochlorite, or common household bleach, as an effective sporicidal disinfectant against Bacillus anthracis, or anthrax. Research has shown that when modified, a bleach solution is effective in achieving up to a six- to seven-log reduction in anthrax spores when applied to hard, non-porous surfaces that stay wetted with the solution for up to 60 minutes.

      • cleanup technology
      • preparedness

    • 26:30
    • Clandestine Drug Labs - The Problem, The Dangers, The Future

      Clandestine methamphetamine labs are proliferating across the US. This video discusses the labs, precautions to follow when a lab or dump site is discovered, and gives contact information regarding the Superfund response training program. (1998)

      • illegal dump
      • soil contamination

    • 22:48
    • Hurricane Katrina & Rita, A Coordinated Response

      USEPA's role in the multi-agency emergency response to the nation's largest natural disaster is examined. Search and rescue, HAZMAT collection, floodwater, sediment, and air sampling are presented. (2005)

      • emergency response
      • national event
      • soil contamination
      • cleanup technology

    • 16:42
    • Grawn, MI Tire Fire

      A fire fuel by tires at a recycling facility in MI burned for 20 days. Conventional fire fighting techniques proved ineffective. The environmental clean-up and aftermath are also documented. (1998)

      • emergency response
      • tire fire

    • 09:22
    • U.S. Finishing / Cone Mills

      Asbestos and an underground chemical plume containing chromium warranted a Time Critical Removal Action by EPA at a former textile mill near Greenville, SC.

      • asbestos
      • chemical spill
      • cleanup technology
      • groundwater

    • 06:01
    • Operation Inland Response

      A simulated collision between a chlorine tanker truck and diesel fuel delivery truck sets the stage for this full field emergency response exercise held in Irvine, CA (1992)

      • chemical spill
      • oil spill
      • preparedness

    • 06:31
    • Matthews, NC Drum Site

      EPA performed a Time Critical Removal Action at abandoned warehouse in Matthews, NC that held approximately 5,000 contaminant-filled drums. A portable on-site laboratory processed over 100 samples daily, allowing compatible waste streams to be combined, or "bulked" for off site disposal. (1998)

      • cleanup technology
      • drum site

    • 06:02
    • Basket Creek Superfund Site

      In the 1960s, a woodland ravine in Georgia became an illegal toxic waste dump. Soil excavation was ruled out due to the severity of the contamination. A unique multiphase cleanup was developed and is featured in this video. (1993)

      • cleanup technology
      • illegal dump
      • soil contamination

    • 23:35
    • Anthrax: Remediating The Effects of Bioterrorism

      This video covers the response and clean-up of anthrax contamination in Florida, New York, and Washington, DC. Sampling, decontamination, and future research of bioterrorism are also discussed. (2002)

      • cleanup technology
      • national event

    • 33:08
    • Horseshoe Road Superfund Site, Communication + Trust + Teamwork = Effective Project Management”

      In this training program, the Horseshoe Road Site in Sayreville, NJ, is used as an example for EPA RPMs, or Remedial Project Managers, to successfully manage a Superfund site. The project team, which included USEPA, The US Army Corps of Engineers, and their contractors successfully managed cost risk through open communication, trust, and the utilization of effective cost and scheduling tools. (2009)

      • educational
      • preparedness

    • 15:52
    • EPA's Residential Cleanup Program in Libby, MT

      Public awarness program for residents of Libby, MT. Processed vermiculite from the Libby Mine contained tremolite, a form of asbestos, and unknowingly found it's way into local homes. EPA instituted a decontamination program for the town and the contaminated residences.(2003)

      • asbestos
      • educational

    • 07:29
    • Kentucky Oil Wells Plugging

      Equipment and techniques used to evaluate and plug decommissioned oil wells in the Illinois Basin Oil Fields are detailed. (1999)

      • cleanup technology
      • oil spill

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