DESCRIPTION:
An IRM is a discrete set of planned actions for both emergency and non-emergency situations that can be conducted without the extensive investigation and evaluation of a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS).

An IRM can be part of or the full remediation of a site. An IRM is designed to be a permanent part of the final remedy. Sometimes, an IRM achieves the remedial goal for a site and no further action is required. When an IRM constitutes the entire remedy, DEC drafts a Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) that proposes no further action at the site and solicits public comment.

An IRM provides a quick solution to a defined problem. An IRM is extremely adaptable. It covers a variety of activities, large and small, to remediate an array of diverse, well-defined problems at a site. Some of these problems may be contaminated soils, surface and groundwater, debris, sediments, drinking water supplies, buried and abandoned drums of waste and bulk storage tanks.

APPLICATIONS:
These are some of the Applications that you can you for IRM:
  • Removing wastes and contaminated materials, including contaminated soil, sediments and groundwater.
  • Erecting access controls such as fences.
  • Removing drums of waste and bulk storage tanks.
  • Constructing diversion ditches, groundwater collection systems, leachate collection systems, and gas venting systems.
  • Pumping and treating contaminated groundwater.
  • Treating contaminated soil on-site using innovative technologies such as soil vapor extraction.
  • Installing individual drinking water filter systems.
  • Demolishing and removing contaminated buildings.

WEB SOURCES:

http://www.mde.state.md.us
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/
http://www.dec.ny.gov