What is a Record of Decision?

Once remedial investigation and the feasibility study (RI/FS) have been completed relative to a particular Superfund site, a Record of Decision (ROD) is produced. The ROD recaps the RI/FS process, documenting and presenting a rationale for the final treatment remedy selected for this particular site. The ROD explains how clean-up will be addressed and which alternatives will… Read More

The 9 Criteria in a Detailed Remedial Investigation Analysis

Every Superfund site is unique. For that reason, remedial investigation analysis includes a detailed feasibility study (FS), which identifies and evaluates potential treatment technologies and methods to determine which solution best fits the site’s physical and chemical conditions. Detailed Analysis of Alternatives is key to determining the most appropriate remedy. Up to this point in the remedial… Read More

Remedial Investigation: What is the Purpose of Treatability Investigations

Treatability investigation helps identify whether a proposed technology is well-suited to meet remedial goals set out in the Superfund site’s Record of Decision, based on site-specific conditions. Ideally, initial site scoping should indicate whether treatability testing is needed, so that further study becomes part of the remedial investigation and feasibility study (RI/FS) process. It’s purpose… Read More

How EDMS Can Help Speed Up Environmental Consulting Process

Time is money, especially if you’re functioning in a dynamic industry like environmental consulting. Anything you can introduce into your workplace that helps your team perform more accurately and more efficiently is a move in the right direction. You need anenvironmental database management system (EDMS). With an EDMS, you’re literally bringing on the latest innovative technology… Read More

What is the Primary Benefit of Environmental Database Management System?

Digital technology has established itself as essential for effective business management, especially for data-driven organizations dealing with high volumes of detailed information on a daily basis. For environmental engineers, hydrogeologists, geologists and their non-technical colleagues, investing in an environmental database management system (EDMS) can provide profound, broad-scale benefits. The primary benefit of an environmental database management system… Read More

Conducting Site Characterization with Remedial Investigation

Determining the best way to clean up each Superfund site follows an established process. Following initial scoping, theremedial investigation expands to provide a more in-depth understanding of the site and the sources and extent of contamination, so as to begin developing an appropriate plan to eliminate or contain contamination. Site characterization augments initial findings through additional… Read More

Remedial Investigation: What is Scoping?

To clean up a Superfund site, remedial investigations and feasibility studies (RI/FS) provide an officially-mandated process that reflects each specific situation. Scoping is the preliminary planning step that outlines how remedial investigation and analysis will flow. Scoping takes place before remedial investigation begins, but remains a flexible and integral part of RI/FS to ensure focus, completeness and… Read More