Rich Evans, PE, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Functions, and Chris Mulry, PG, Senior Vice President of Major Projects, recently contributed to the development of an industry guidance document titled Characterization and Remediation of Fractured Rock.
A brief guide for improved remediation system compliance and operations
What happens when decades go by between regulatory audits of your system? This is just what happened at one of our industrial sites. Twenty-five years after the last inspection and with just two hours’ notice, we helped our client pass its EPA audit with flying colors. Our project team shares their tips on how to fight complacency and achieve better performance at your remediation site.
GES will be exhibiting at the twenty-eighth annual gathering of environmental professionals to the Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air. This annual conference brings together leading professionals from the environmental science community, providing a forum to facilitate the exchange of information of technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation programs.
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One of the qualities that I have always found to be truly unique to GES throughout the course of our history is that we remain true to who we are. In other words, we have remained grounded. We’ve always seemed to have a strong sense of identity and purpose, a shared belief that has guided us to where we are today. And after more than 30 years, that belief is stronger than ever.
One of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America operates a liquid petroleum-chemical distribution services terminal in the New York Harbor. GES provides consulting, engineering, and field services support to address legacy impacts and emergency response needs within diverse operational components of the facility, areas of new construction, and sensitive wetland areas. GES completed a project to enable redevelopment of a portion of the facility for a new aboveground storage tank farm.
A stream isolation/groundwater extraction and treatment system (GWTS) is in operation at the Galaxy-Spectron Superfund site, a former solvent recycling facility. A large industrial PRP Group is responsible for environmental compliance and cleanup, under US EPA and state regulatory oversight. Uninterrupted system operation is required to keep contaminated groundwater from reaching an adjacent stream. Groundwater is passively collected in a series of sumps connected to perforated piping located beneath the stream liner.
A long-time client and major petroleum marketer is pursuing a real estate transaction that would result in the sale of more than 1,200 active retail service station properties across the United States. As a requirement of the sales agreement, the client needed to conduct a Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) for each site within an 11-week period. The properties ranged in size and geography, including service stations along major toll roads and interstates, rural roads, and busy, urban locations.
The identification of a trichloroethylene (TCE) plume impacting groundwater in a village within the “Amish Country” of Pennsylvania pressed the need for immediate investigation and action. Residents in this local tourist and commercial hub relied on groundwater as their sole source of potable water.
A pipeline company, undergoing expansion and improvement of its system, was installing a new 35-mile length of terminal feeder pipeline. The client became concerned about their construction contractors’ commitment to the use of behavior-based safety tools when several construction safety issues arose, and determined to take proactive steps before a more significant incident occurred.
A major energy pipeline developer embarked on the construction of a 65-mile segment of a crude-oil pipeline through points in the Delaware Basin. The project required oversight from a third-party environmental inspector to ensure construction activities maintained compliance with environmental regulations, permit requirements, mitigation agreements, and other commitments. Speed to market was a critical project success factor for this client.