Definitions for "Removal action"
Often less burdensome and extensive than remedial actions, a removal action is intended to be a quick, temporary response to a release or the threat of release of a hazardous material at a hazardous waste site. A removal action could involve removing drums of hazardous material, contaminated soil or contaminated sediment and taking these items to a proper disposal facility.
An immediate action taken over the short term to address a release or threatened release of hazardous substances.
a short-term cleanup intended to stabilize a site that poses an imminent and substantial threat to human health or the environment
an urgent response, undertaken when EPA decides that