Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency supported projects related to Green and Sustainable Remediation (GSR) since 2012. To continue the efforts on the development and implementation of GSR in Taiwan, this project aims to (1) introduce novel green material and remediation technologies in the context of GSR, promoting the inspection mechanism for the best management practices, and implement the spirit of green and sustainable remediation; (2) rolling revision of GSR platform; (3) participate in seminar related to GSR and soil and groundwater at home and abroad.
For the promotion of Green Material Technology, we introduced the RAP renewable adsorbent material technology to treat contaminated groundwater at a contaminated sites in Northern Taiwan. Additionally, with the help of academic and industrial experts, the evaluation procedures and projects of ETV had been designed and awaited for further realization. As for optimization of GSR assessment tools, 3 common remedy modules had been developed and integrated into the GSR platform. In addition, we had conducted 4 training sessions.
In conclusion, this project has introduced and demonstrated novel GSR technologies, assessment tools, audit system, and relevant guidelines which are beneficial for implementation of GSR in Taiwan. Recommendations have been made to address key concerns such as acquire baseline operational information for GSR platform optimization, encourage general adoption of GSR tools for remedy selection, and ensure complete compliance with GSR framework during site remediation.