No. of terms: 1,900
Description: The glossary “Terms of Environment” is edited and periodically updated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. Its mission is to protect human health and the environment.
The “EPA Terms of Environment” Glossary offers definitions in non-technical language of the more commonly used environmental terms appearing in EPA publications. The explanations and definitions do not constitute the Agency’s official use of terms and phrases for regulatory purposes. The terms selected for inclusion are derived from previously published lists, internal glossaries produced by various programs and specific suggestions made by personnel in many Agency offices.
As principal environmental agency of the United States, the EPA is undertaking a challenging task with the decision what term is to be included and what is not. Environmental issues are often very controversial, on the social as well as on the scientific level. Still this EPA publication is to my best knowledge the most comprehensive environmental reference work.
Example term: Remediation
1. Cleanup or other methods used to remove or contain a toxic spill or hazardous materials from a Superfund site; 2. for the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response program, abatement methods including evaluation, repair, enclosure, encapsulation, or removal of greater than 3 linear feet or square feet of asbestos-containing materials from a building.
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