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ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP

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French Equivalent: Assainissement de l’environnement

Definition:
Environmental clean—up refers to action taken to deal with the release of a hazardous substance that could affect humans and/or the environment. The term clean-up is sometimes used interchangeably with the terms remedial action, response action or corrective action as opposed to the terms preventive action or anticipatory action.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Environmental protection
Environmental restoration

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, November 08, 2001