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Field Environmental Decision Support Team (FIELDS)


Brian Cooper

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The FIeld EnvironmentaL Decision Support (FIELDS) Team is a collaboration of EPA Region 5 employees and research associates which gives EPA the internal capability for rapid and effective contaminated site characterization. We primarily assist Superfund Remedial Project Managers, On-Scene Coordinators and Enforcement Officers requiring decision support for environmental projects.

Utilizing geographic information systems (GIS), the global positioning system (GPS), and customized computer software tools, the FIELDS Team has assisted in the characterization of over 250 contaminated soil, sediment and water sites primarily in Region 5, but also in all other 9 Regions.

Our mission is to combine field expertise with technical innovation to provide rapid, cost-effective, and high-quality decision support to contaminated site characterization and remediation.



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