Environmental Restoration

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SERDP and ESTCP’s Environmental Restoration program area focuses on cleaning and managing contaminated lands on current and former military installations. It supports the development and demonstration of innovative technologies to characterize, remediate, and scientifically manage contaminants in soil, sediments, and ground, surface and waste water.

Advances in science and technology provide the Department of Defense (DoD) with the tools it needs to effectively manage and restore its contaminated assets so as to protect the troops, their families, the public, and the environment. DoD is responsible for thousands of properties throughout the United States and around the world. These include both old and new training ranges and industrial production and maintenance facilities. In support of DoD’s Defense Environmental Restoration program, this SERDP and ESTCP program area addresses the legacy of past contamination. It also helps sustain testing and training ranges, and advances the knowledge needed to prevent future environmental damage on and around military installations.

SERDP and ESTCP areas of investment include:

  • managing contaminated sediments
  • managing contaminants on testing and training ranges
  • remediating and monitoring contaminated groundwater
  • treating wastewater and drinking water
  • developing tools for improved risk assessment