Case Study: Highland Elementary School
Prior to constructing new classroom buildings on newly acquired property adjacent to Highland Elementary School, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) requires that soil testing be conducted as part of a 'Preliminary Endangerment Assessment' (PEA). Ellis is administering testing of soils near existing buildings (lead), and beneath the location of a former hydraulic elevator pit (TPH, metals). Testing is now complete, and Ellis is preparing a detailed PEA on behalf of the Inglewood Unified School District. This is a 2 year effort to insure that local children will be taught in an environment free of hazards from soil or airborne contaminants.