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Environment & Public Health: Toxic Cleanup of Public Lands
The contamination of public lands and resources undermine public health and has had a devastating impact on the environment. Of all the threats posed to public lands, Defense facilities contribute more pollution and pose perhaps the gravest threat to public health. The environmental and health impacts of the former Soviet military have been widely reported. Within the United States alone, defense facilities account for more than 30,000 contaminated sites impacting all 50 States. Arc Ecologyís environmental scientists are dedicated to ensuring that the pollution caused by the manufacture, use, and disposal of toxic chemicals, hazardous materials, radiological substances and chemical, biological and nuclear weapons are addressed and that the publicís health is protected.
Arc Ecology works toward the cleanup of public lands locally, nationally, and internationally in a variety of ways:
Restoring the Ecology: Healing Decades of Abuse
Billions of acres of critical habitat and ecological resources have been lost to development the world over. As people learn more about the intricate interactions and relationships in local and global ecology, new strategies evolve to restore portions of these lands.
Arc Ecology believes in a comprehensive and sustainable approach to ecological restoration. We donít think it is enough to clean property of contamination: We believe that it is important to take a holistic approach that focuses both on cleanup and land use alternatives. Many Defense facilities offer excellent opportunities to preserve and restore important ecosystems. Arc Ecology is involved in several projects to restore and enhance habitats and ecosystems in the San Francisco Bay Area.
All Arc Ecology projects are multi-disciplinary and address multiple program areas. To learn more about some of our projects that have a strong focus on the environment, see:
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