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A site assessment for an electronics manufacturer results in the identification and clean-up plans of the soil contaminant

Challenge

During its 40-year history, several tenants, including a major manufacturer of plastic moldings and electronic components occupied the site. Concerned about the soil and the ground water, the manufacturer’s legal counsel law firm retained SBR Technologies (SBRT) to conduct a Phase II Site Assessment.

SBR Technologies Solution

The scope of the project included subsurface soil sampling and groundwater testing designed to assess the environmental impacts and potential risks associated with the suspected release of hydraulic oil. Fifteen soil borings were performed and five monitoring wells were installed to identify the horizontal and vertical extent of the subsurface contamination, and evaluate the potential for the contaminants to migrate offsite. Results from the sampling program were successful in identifying both the source and extent of the contamination.

Benefits Achieved

The identification of the contaminant and its source led to the development of a risk-based cleanup standard currently being developed for the site. The client benefited from SBR Technologies’ open communication and careful management of drilling and analytical subcontractors. With these attributes, SBR Technologies completed the investigations and reporting requirements within the rigid time frame and budget established by the client.