Commercial and Industrial Site Remediation Services Process
There are typically four phases in the study and remediation of environmental contamination: Phase I environmental site assessment, Phase II environmental site assessment, Corrective Action Plan development, and clearance testing or long-term monitoring.
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is a historical records review and brief field visit to assess the potential for environmental contamination based on prior site use.
Phase II Environmental Site Assessment is a more comprehensive assessment, often involving collection of soil and water samples to test for the presence of hazardous substances.
Corrective Action Plans are developed when Phase II investigations identify contamination and specify actions to be undertaken to clean up the contaminants confirmed during the Phase II ESA. Remediation services under a Corrective Action Plan can be divided into two categories: on-site and off-site. On-site services involve cleaning up the contamination at the site where it was found. Off-site services involve transporting the contaminated material to a treatment facility for cleaning or to an approved storage facility for long-term storage.
Typically there is clearance testing or long-term monitoring following implementation of the corrective action plan. Clearance testing is intended to be a one-time event that confirms cleanup actions taken under the Corrective Action Plan were successful.
Long-term monitoring may be required to ensure that the site remains clean after remediation.
Remediation science, environmental site assessment and environmental engineering are important aspects of ensuring that contaminated sites are cleaned up properly. When contaminants are identified, specific actions can be taken to clean them up and prevent them from spreading. With proper planning and execution, contaminated sites can be brought back to safe levels for current and future use.
Typical Contaminants on Commercial and Industrial Sites
There are a number of different contaminants that can be found at a commercial or industrial site. Some of the most common contaminants include:
- Petroleum hydrocarbons
- Heavy metals
- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
- Herbicides and Pesticides
Each of these contaminants requires a different approach to remediation.
Remediation Services Experts
If you are in need of remediation services, please contact Cypress for more information and a preliminary consultation with one of our environmental engineers or scientists. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to get the job done right. Our team is dedicated to providing quality service and results that you can trust. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to get started on your project.
Additional Resources on Remediation
For more information on Phase I ESAs, Phase II ESAs and Corrective Action Plans, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency website.
Remediation science, sampling plan design, and environmental engineering are essential components of any successful environmental remediation project. Professional consultation from a qualified remediation specialist can help you navigate these complex processes and ensure the safety of your community and environment.
Representative Remediation Services Projects
Bayou Auguste. Site assessment, cleanup and ecosystem restoration for an urban waterway previously used as a dumping site.