Phase I - Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
The presence of environmental hazards significantly affects the worth of a property. The current owners of any property or site under the strict liability provisions of CERCLA can become responsible for cleanup of a contaminated site. The best way for landowners and future buyers to protect themselves is invoke one of three legal defenses:
Phase II - Soil and Groundwater Contamination Assessments
Recognized environmental conditions identified in a Phase I often trigger a Phase II assessment. This type of investigation involves drilling into the subsurface to obtain soil and groundwater samples for laboratory analysis. The types of laboratory analyses are dependent upon the potential concerns identified during the Phase I ESA. Soils may be field screened using field instrumentation to determine the presence of organic contaminants. Temporary monitor wells are used to obtain groundwater samples and to measure depths to groundwater.
Phase III- Remediation Investigation and Cleanup Method Design
The extent and degree of contamination as defined in the Phase II is used to design a cost-effective cleanup operation. The cleanup options can include:
Phase IV- Cleanup Execution
Source removalThe fourth phase is the execution of the selected cleanup method. When necessary, we team with other environmental restoration firms to provide a full suite of environmental remediation services. We also provide monitoring of construction contractor cleanup activities, verification sampling, and cleanup documentation services.