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4 Important Steps Toward Successful Environmental Remediation

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Emergency response

As the demand for energy constantly increases, so will the demand for oil. But with increasing oil extraction comes higher risks of oil spills and land and water contamination.

Let’s face it. Even with high-tech systems and stringent security measures, we will always have to deal with disasters caused by human errors, machine malfunction, and sometimes just plain bad luck.

It is, therefore, crucial that businesses and local governments in Utah have a remediation plan with the help of Enviro Care Inc. In the event of disaster requiring cleanup and the removal of pollutants, you can stride in and implement that plan with confidence.

  1. Conduct preliminary site testing.

It is important that you evaluate the site’s history, geology, hydrology, and aerial photographs. Also, look up local and national laws that might affect how you implement a cleanup plan in the area.

  1.  Assess the site.

Conduct Environmental Site Assessment I (ESA I) and interview the stakeholders, including residents in the area and representatives of local bodies. Screen for volatile organic compounds, sample the soil gas, and, if needed, install monitoring wells to keep an eye on the groundwater.

  1. Develop a cleanup strategy.

Consider all variables when developing a strategy. These include the contaminants, the size and accessibility of the area, and how the land is used. Some of the most common remediation technologies used are pump-and-treat systems, soil vapor extraction, and bioremediation.

  1. Get the community involved.

Keeping the public well informed about the remediation process helps allay fears about what is going on. People don’t always trust remediators, so it helps if you can hold regular meetings with the public to address their concerns and answer their questions.

Once you have developed and implemented a strategy, the process doesn’t end. You have to continuously monitor for changes in the contaminants, which will also require changes in your strategy. Remediation is an ongoing process that needs you to continuously keep an eye out for challenges and address them properly.

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