Series 14 – Remediation by Excavation
This is the fourteenth in a series of light, short and visual talks on taking control of environmental-risk concerns that haunt otherwise lucrative transactions in commercial and industrial properties, and even residences.
It’s an ancient wisdom that solving problems requires close examination of their parts. Einstein of the universal relativity fame is quoted to have said that if he had an hour to solve a problem, he’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions. Other sages offer that what we know can’t hurt us; and we end up in a crusade to apply these wisdoms to transactions with properties that suffer from this or that environmental condition.
Removal of contaminated soil by excavation can be a quick, clean and economical solution in certain situations.
Presenting a well-tested technology of remediation of volatile organic compounds from groundwater.
Remediation is not an absolute term. In the environmental-risk lingo it means the reduction of the intensity of the contamination to such levels that will be accepted by the regulatory authorities.
Time and money are connected and it behooves us to outline time schedules when engaged in the Phase I and II environmental site assessments.