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  1. Kimiko Klein1,
  2. Marilyn Underwood2

Published Online: 15 APR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047126363X.agr211

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

How to Cite

Klein, K. and Underwood, M. 2003. Remediation. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    California Environmental Protection Agency, Sacramento, California

  2. 2

    California Department of Health Services, Oakland, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2003


Remediation, as discussed in this article, refers to the cleanup of sites where hazardous materials, such as pesticides, have been released to the environment to the extent that concentrations in soil, water, or air could result in adverse health impacts to human and nonhuman receptors. The cleanup of sites may include removal actions, which take place quickly when there is an imminent threat to public health or the environment, or remedial actions, which take place after the results of extensive investigation indicate that long-term exposure to the chemicals at the site could result in adverse health effects, such as cancer.


  • remediation;
  • pesticides;
  • feasibility study;
  • ecological risk;
  • remedial actions;
  • hazardous materials;
  • adverse health effects