Environmental Site Assessments and Investigations

CEA has conducted site assessments and/or subsurface investigations at hundreds of contaminated properties including commercial properties, former industrial properties and residences. The goals of most site assessment programs are: (1) to confirm or deny the presence of environmental contamination at a Site; (2) to define the extent of the media contamination, if present; (3) to support development of a Conceptual Site Model and performance of a human health and ecological risk assessment; and (4) to support the development, evaluation and selection of Remedial Action Alternatives (RAAs) for a Site. Typically, site assessments include:

  • State, Local and Federal File Reviews
  • Site Reconnaissance and Field Screening Activities
  • Media Sampling & Analysis/Subsurface Investigations

Most site assessments involve advancement of a minimum of three (3) soil borings completed as groundwater monitoring wells, and sampling and analysis of soil and groundwater to evaluate subsurface conditions.

CEA PROJECTS

Limited Subsurface Investigation, Conducted on behalf of a Regional Commercial Lender (2012) Commercial Property, Worcester, MA

CEA conducted sampling and analysis of soil, groundwater and soil gas prior to demonstrating the suitability of this property for use as a commercial banking establishment via a quantitative risk assessment approach.

Phase I Initial Site Investigation, Conducted on behalf of a Commercial Property Owner (2012) Commercial Property, Lynn, MA

CEA conducted sampling and analysis of soil, groundwater, soil gas and indoor air prior to demonstrating that this property had been affected by a release of oil and/or hazardous material from a commercial property located upgradient of the site.

Multi-Media Assessment Activities, Conducted on behalf of a Major Petroleum Retailer (2012) Residential Neighborhood, Orange, MA

CEA conducted sampling and analysis of soil, groundwater, indoor air, sediment and surface water in an effort to determine the nature and extent of contamination associated with a gasoline release and to evaluate health risks posed to area residents.

Multi-Media Assessment Activities, Conducted on behalf of a Major Petroleum Retailer (2011) Gasoline Service Station Property, Springfield, MA

CEA conducted sampling and analysis of soil and groundwater prior to demonstrating that this property was suitable for unrestricted future uses using a Method 3 risk characterization approach.