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Focus Areas

"A clean, healthy environment is essential to supporting the Department of the Navy's primary mission."

Complex Groundwater Sites

Complex groundwater sites present significant technical challenges in achieving cleanup goals, which can be addressed by adaptive site management and risk management.

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Emerging Contaminants

Readiness, people, and the environment are protected by identifying and managing risks associated with emerging contaminants.

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These focus areas represent pressing technical challenges for achieving site cleanup and closure. Key resources summarize the current scientific understanding and best practices for efficient management of sites facing these complex issues.

Munitions Response

Munitions response actions are conducted following established safety and quality protocols in order to mitigate hazards and risks.

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Petroleum Sites

Advancements in the management and remediation of petroleum sites have the potential to accelerate cleanup efforts and site closure.

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Radiological Sites

The investigation and remediation of contamination from past radiological releases helps to protect human health and the environment.

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Sediment Sites

The dynamic nature of aquatic systems makes characterizing and remediating sediment contamination more challenging than terrestrial sites.

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Vapor Intrusion

Vapor intrusion should be evaluated where volatile compounds impact soil or groundwater and land use scenarios suggest a potential human exposure pathway to indoor air.

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