What is remediation?
Prior to commencing a remedial program, full site assessment and contaminant characterization is required in order to understand the complexities of the problem to enable the development of potential remedial strategies. Site assessment and contaminant characterization consists of determining:
- the nature and magnitude of the contaminants
- environmental situation (surrounding matrices)
- extent of contamination
- contaminant fate and transport
- potential environmental receptors
- regulatory clean-up requirements and targets
Upon completion of the above, a site specific remedial program can be implemented using proven remedial strategies or the results of bench scale studies for innovative projects. Options for typical remedial strategies include:
- Excavation and disposal of contaminated media
- Application of soil amendments
- Stabilization and encapsulation
- In-situ bioremediation
- Ex-situ bioremediation
- Pump and treat
- Soil vapour extraction
- Multi-phase vacuum extraction
- Soil washing
Why would you need to employ remediation?
Numerous regulations exist which require companies responsible for the release of environmentally deleterious substances to perform site remediations and clean-ups. Not only are these actions in the best interest of the environment, but they can improve corporate image in the public eye and mitigate against risks of litigation, government fines and the inability to conduct business transactions such as property acquisitions or divestitures.
Quick response to sites requiring remedial measures may decrease the total cost of remediation compared to sites where remediation is delayed or deferred.
How can EnviroSearch help you?
- EnviroSearch has the experience and in-house expertise in the assessment of contaminated sites to appropriately characterize the contaminants and provide cost-effective remedial options specifically designed to meet your requirements (i.e. long-term liability management vs. complete elimination of liability).
- Regulatory agencies often require the submission of remedial plans for approval. EnviroSearch can provide detailed and accurate reports which are easy to read and comprehend to ensure that all stakeholders have a clear understanding of the initiatives being proposed.