4th Remediation Summit

Managing Risks at Legacy Sites – Insights for Success

This fall, Langan convened national experts at Grand Cascades Lodge in New Jersey to share business and technical perspectives on a range of topics including Superfund reform and emerging contaminants. We were extremely pleased by the number and variety of topics covered in the program, which covered the perspective of site owners, developers and regulators sharing unique first hand insights.


Langan Environmental Leaders Present and Celebrate Project Wins

One of the hot topics of discussion at the Remediation Summit was Green and Sustainable Remediation (GSR), which is a growing trend in the remediation industry. Langan’s own Matt Ambrusch co-led this roundtable discussion along with John Simon, Editor-in-Chief of Remediation Journal. Matt currently serves as President of the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF). When a remediation project is not evaluated holistically for its effects on the environment, community, and economy, the project may have an overall net negative impact. For example, the off-site hauling of waste can increase greenhouse gas emissions. Another example would be remedial actions that might disrupt the normal operations of local businesses. With these net negative effects in mind, it is important for responsible parties to consider the broader understanding of sustainability in a remediation project from the beginning, so that a project can have the greatest possible overall net positive impact.