contaminated site monitoring Articles

  • Contaminated land site investigation in Bristol

    Client: Property Developer Location: Bristol, UK Services: Contaminated Land Risk Assessment, Human Health Risk Assessment, Controlled Waters and Ecological Risk Assessment. Summary: ESI’s contaminated land assessment ensured that this former brickworks site was not registered as contaminated land under Part 2A of ...

  • Monitored natural recovery of PCB-contaminated sediments at the Lake Hartwell Superfund site

    A series of three articles describing a study evaluating the natural recovery of surface sediments contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the Sangamo-Weston/Twelvemile Creek/Lake Hartwell Superfund Site in Pickens County, South ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Integrated risk and recovery monitoring of ecosystem restorations on contaminated sites

    Ecological restorations of contaminated sites balance the human and ecological risks of residual contamination with the benefits of ecological recovery and the return of lost ecological function and ecosystem services. Risk and recovery are interrelated dynamic conditions, changing as remediation and restoration activities progress through implementation into long‐term management and ecosystem ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • In-Situ Bioremediation Treats Contaminants at a Disposal Site

    Site Summary A TCE-contaminated plume developed from buried drums containing organic solvents on the former Duluth Airbase. Soil excavation took place in the early 1990s and a total of 1,925 yds3 of soil were treated through land farming. A few years later, site assessment activities uncovered a VOC plume in groundwater and further monitoring revealed the breakdown of TCE to daughter products ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Quantitative risk assessment for contaminated sites in Spain

    Environmental Quantitative Risk Assessment is one of the key factors in the Decision Making Process for contaminated sites. Numerous decisions have to be made before, during and after conducting a quantitative risk assessment.Risk assessment is based on the information gathered previously: Historical information (Phase I) Site characterization (Phase II) Toxicological ...

  • New Standard Defines Continuing Obligations Monitoring at Contaminated Sites to Retain Federal Liability Protection

    The 2011 Brownfields Amendments[1] provide clarity on federal environmental liability protection to facilitate brownfields transactions, but until recently commercial property owners had little guidance on how to maintain liability protection when purchasing sites with continuing environmental monitoring and maintenance obligations.  The new ASTM Standard Guide for ...

  • Case study - Groundwater remediation of a contaminated site using enhanced anaerobic bioremediation

    Chlorinated solvents are a common threat to drinking water sources throughout the United States. While handling and disposal practices today are more closely regulated and monitored, this has not always been the case. With dry cleaners using tetrachloroethene (PCE) and industrial manufacturing facilities commonly using a variety of solvents from trichloroethene (TCE) to methylene chloride, past ...

  • Monitoring Arsenic in discharges from a remediation site

    This case study describes the application of an OVA5000 at a USEPA Superfund site where high levels of arsenic contamination have ...

  • Former Dry Cleaning Site Contaminated with PCE - Case Study

    In-Situ® Inc. TROLL® 9500 Multiparameter Sonde helps resolve treatment challenges and saves $200,000 in drilling, reagents, and consulting. A former dry-cleaning site in the Pacific Northwest, Ultra Custom Care Cleaners, was found to be contaminated with PCE (perchloroethylene). According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), PCE was widely used in the dry cleaning of fabrics since the ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Geostatistics for radio-contaminated site characterization - Methods and case studies

    Radiological characterization for decommissioning of nuclear sites and facilities is a key issue for the global success of such industrial projects, which imposes an efficient control of radiological hazards, cost estimation, planning and waste management. A large range of evaluation objectives co-exist during a decommissioning and dismantling (D&D) project: doubt removal, identification of ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • The Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) approach for contaminated bedrock site characterization

    A comprehensive methodology known as the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) Approach has been developed since the mid-1990’s as a framework for characterization of contaminated sites on fractured rock. This article provides an overview of the Approach and is followed by eight additional articles that describe the various methods that constitute this Approach. The ninth article also describes ...


    By HERON Instruments Inc.

  • Failure of Magnesium Peroxide to Remediate Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Sites (PDF)

    Researchers promote magnesium peroxide as a viable method to aerobically bioremediate petroleum hydrocarbons and restore groundwater quality. Suppliers claim that dissolved oxygen released in the saturated zone promotes biological growth for degrading a wide range of hydrocarbons dissolved in water and sorbed onto soil particles. Yet, staff with the CaliforniaRegional Water Quality Control Board, ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Radiological Evaluation of contaminated sites and soils VEgAS: an expertise and investigating vehicle

    Summary 1- Fontenay-Aux-Roses CEA Clean-up methodology For the denuclearisation of the first French nuclear research centre (CEA), the centre of Fontenay-aux-Roses started developing in 1999 a clean-up methodology to rehabilitate places that have been contaminated by radioactive materials. The structure of this methodology is comparable to the one that the ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • Accelerating progress at contaminated sediment sites: Moving from guidance to practice

    Contaminated sediments are a pervasive problem in the United States. Significant economic, ecological, and social issues are intertwined in addressing the nation's contaminated sediment problem. Managing contaminated sediments has become increasingly resource intensive, with some investigations costing tens of millions of dollars and the majority of remediation projects proceeding at a slow pace. ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Contamination at ANA Shipyard

    ANA Shipyard is located on Elizabeth river and during additional construction work, it was discovered that the ground water was contaminated with free product due to soil contaminated with a mixture of oils and greases. Excavation of soil and replacement with clean dirt was not an option since it would contaminate the river. It was recommended by the Virginia DEQ that the cleanup should be done ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Contamination/Environmental case study

    Orlando Drum Company, Orlando, FL Facility washes and reconditions used drums Mercuri and Associates, Inc. was retained as hydrogeological consultant to verify state allegations of contamination of soil and ground water with heavy metals, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. Initiated preliminary soil and groundwater sampling program, prepared/submitted ...


    By Mercuri & Associates, Inc.

  • Remove contaminated soil - Duns

    Remove Contaminated Soil & Treat Ground Waters Client: Lothian Borders & Angus Co-op Consultant: Wren & Bell Challenge: Remove contaminated soils and tanks from a former petrol station. Applied technology: Excavate, haulage and disposal Remediation ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Groundwater and contaminant transport modelling

    Client: Nuclear Industry Location: Cumbria, UK Services: Radioactive waste consultancy, hydrogeological risk assessment Issues: Potential risk to groundwater, environment and human health. System conceptualisation Summary: ESI developed a FEFLOW finite element model of the groundwater system in the ...

  • Case study – condensate contamination

    Site: Natural Gas Wellhead Site (Colorado) Contaminant: BTEX (LNAPL/free product present) Soil Type: Well-sorted sand and gravel Injection Cost: $13,000 (material & labor): Size of Trenches: Approximately 5 feet by 55 feet No. of Trenches: 5 (4 at size above, 1 added in the field - ~5 feet by 21 feet Depth of Trench: ~7 feet below ground surface Goal: ...

  • Bioremediating Explosives Contaminated Soil

    From the beginning of World War II until the 1970s, the site that is now the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana (NSWC-Crane) was the home of a major bomb manufacturing operation. Explosive compounds such as TNT, Royal Demolition Explosives (RDX) and Her Majesty’s Explosive (HMX) were handled loose and drifted through air vents. Often, the material settled on the roofs of buildings, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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