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Program Management, Project Management & Consulting

Engineering Management

Technical and Investigative Services

Construction Support Services

Environmental Management

Quality Assurance - Quality Control

Safety Development

Laboratory Testing Evaluations



Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Data Collection/Sampling and Analysis Plans-including geophysical services, waste, soil, surface water/ground water sampling and air quality sampling.

  • Environmental Assessments and Audits — including Phase I environmental assessments, Phase II field verification and Phase III detailed investigation/remediation.

  • Risk Evaluations/Studies—including site specific risk assessments such as CERCLA RI/FS, RCRA RFI/CMS, CAA/Air Toxics, property transfers site specific risk assessments and due diligence evaluations.

  • Community Relations — including risk communications and technology support for public hearings.

Groundwater Investigation

Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of litho logic formations. Groundwater is recharged from and eventually flows to the surface naturally. Groundwater is also often withdrawn for municipal and industrial use and agricultural through the use of extraction wells.

The study of the distribution and movement of groundwater is hydrogeology, also reference as groundwater hydrology. Water tables conditions are of great importance for drinking water supplies, agricultural irrigation, waste disposal and other ecological issues.

Groundwater makes up about twenty percent (20%) of the world’s fresh water supply. It is estimated that the volume of groundwater comprises thirty percent (30%) of all freshwater resource on earth.

In regards to commercial real estate property transactions both groundwater and soil are the subject of scrutiny, with a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, normally being prepared to investigate and disclose Environmental Reorganized Concerns. Pollutants released to the ground can work their way down into groundwater.

Movement of water and dispersion within the aquifer spreads the pollutant over a wider area; which can then intersect with groundwater wells and find their way back into surface water potentially making the water supplies unsafe.



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