Environmental Restoration Law and Legal Definition
Environmental restoration refers to the process by which the risk caused by hazardous effluents are removed or minimized to a prescribed and safe level by environmental cleanup. This ensures that the risks to environment and also to human beings are reduced. Environmental restoration is also termed ecological restoration or environmental remediation.
Pursuant to 10 USCS § 2701 environmental restoration is initiated by the secretary of defense. The program so initiated is known as the Defense Environmental Restoration Program. The goals of the program include:
1. identification, investigation, research and development, and cleanup of contamination from hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants.
2.correction of environmental damages, detection and disposal of unexploded articles.
3. demolition and removal of unsafe buildings and structures.
Legal Definition list
- Environmental Residual
- Environmental Report [Energy]
- Environmental Racism
- Environmental Quality Improvement Act
- Environmental Protection Agency EPA
- Environmental Restoration
- Environmental Restoration Activities [Energy]
- Environmental Review
- Environmental Sampling [Energy]
- Environmental Scanning
- Environmental security
Related Legal Terms
- Action Levels (Environmental Law)
- Applicable Environmental Requirements
- Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs [Department of State]
- Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
- Coastal Wetlands Restoration Project
- Comprehensive Environmental Response Cleanup and Liability Act
- Council on Environmental Quality
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Association
- Draft Environmental Impact Statement
- Dredging (Environmental Law)