Cleaning up contaminated properties can be an enormous and complex undertaking involving multiple consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies. Driven by crucial financial, strategic, and operational objectives, the stakes are often high, and time is always of the essence. Traditionally, the remediation of contaminated properties has only occurred after an organization was compelled to do so. This process has resulted in the cleanup of only a few very contaminated sites and has labeled thousands of other sites possessing only a minor amount of contamination as hazardous waste sites.
The technical requirements for environmental investigations were originally driven by regulatory agency concerns and public fear about exposure to contaminants whose toxicity and occurrence were poorly understood. As knowledge of chemical toxicity, fate, and transport has grown, regulatory agencies have grown more confident in certifying “site closure” and allowing redevelopment of formerly contaminated properties.
What determines which technology is best for my site?
Bureau Veritas’ professionals assess remedial options thoroughly to select the most cost-effective and efficient solutions for our clients. Bureau Veritas designs and implements turnkey remediation programs at sites nationwide based on site-specific considerations. With industry-leading expertise in cutting-edge technologies, we can often significantly reduce clean-up costs and timeframes. We have successfully designed, installed, and operated remedial systems using the following technologies:
- Electrical Resistive Heating (ERH)
- Air Sparging
- Slurry Wall Construction
- Free Product Recovery
- Ex-situ Thermal Treatment
- Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE)
- Dual Phase Extraction (DPE)
- Air Stripping
- Carbon Adsorption
- Metal Stabilization
How is a remediation solution integrated with site operations?
Bureau Veritas has successfully completed many projects in which environmental remediation solutions were carefully integrated into tightly scheduled construction or redevelopment projects. Our project managers serve as the single point of contact for projects, thus eliminating the time and cost of managing multiple contractors and increasing consistency and accountability. Working closely with clients and site contractors, we provide practical, flexible, integrated solutions that minimize the effect of remedial activities on site operations or construction activities.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Using our knowledge of agency policies, regulations, and processes, Bureau Veritas has established a solid reputation for negotiating cleanup projects that protect the environment and minimize costs by utilizing innovative technologies and risk-based cleanup criteria to achieve remediation project goals.
With over 60 offices nationwide, we have immediate access to experienced professionals should assistance be required to meet expedited timelines. Bureau Veritas’ team of geologists and engineers utilize their extensive experience in evaluating soil and groundwater contamination to apply innovative techniques and value added engineering, often accelerating the process and lowering costs.
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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What types of releases do you have experience with?
Bureau Veritas has identified and investigated the nature and extent of contaminated soils and groundwater impacted from releases associated with underground storage tanks, aboveground storage tanks, surface impoundments, landfills, fueling operations, clarifiers, and various other site-specific operations. We have extensive experience in identifying, sampling, analyzing, and evaluating a variety of chemical compounds; particularly hydrocarbons, VOCs, and heavy metals.
What is a risk based approach?
In the past, the public and governing agencies demanded total site remediation to “pristine” conditions. More recently, agencies have adopted risk-based approaches to remediation. Responsible parties now have the opportunity to develop risk-based, site-specific remediation goals. This approach conserves client and agency resources by balancing the clean up costs with the risks associated with the intended use of the property.
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