If your property has been contaminated by an unfortunate release, whether by your operations, or at the hands of a former owner, you may be responsible for remediating the contamination.  S&ME’s remediation engineers and scientists are ready to help.  Our staff has expertise in permitting, designing, installing, operating, and decommissioning cost-effective remediation systems that remediate soil, groundwater, surface water, and sediment of many contaminants, including:

  • Petroleum products
  • Solvents
  • Combustion wastes
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Metals

For over thirty years, we’ve been working for companies like yours:

  • Petroleum companies – pipe lines, terminals, petroleum production facilities
  • Power generation companies – coal-fired, natural gas, and nuclear
  • Manufacturing/industrial facilities – chemical plants, mills, automobile facilities
  • Property developers, who may be acquiring contaminated property for redevelopment
  • Lenders, in support of property sales and refinancing
  • Commercial property owners and operators – petroleum and dry cleaning
  • Schools and universities

The type of contaminant and its extent is different at every site, and every client has different objectives.  While we all want to prevent contaminant exposure to people and the environment, some of our clients simply want to satisfy applicable regulations while others want to clean the site to its original pristine state.  Some want to remediate quickly while others need to control cash flow. No matter what your objectives are, S&ME can help.  Our experienced staff of remediation experts are ready to offer innovative solutions to your complex issues.  We have expertise in:

  • Passive remediation – monitored natural attenuation
  • Active remediation
    • Physical (air sparging/vapor extraction, source removal, pump-and-treat, thermal extraction, surfactants)
    • Chemical (in-situ chemical oxidation, stabilization)
    • Biological (aerobic/anaerobic bioremediation/bio-augmentation)

Buildings constructed on top of sites contaminated with volatile compounds are often at risk of vapor intrusion into the structure.  The S&ME team can design vapor mitigation systems to prevent this intrusion potential.

We are successful because we listen to our clients. We work with you to understand your objectives, and explain the regulations.  We review the data generated during site assessment to be sure it is adequate to create a meaningful remediation design.  Once we have evaluated various ways to remediate, we review them with you to be sure you understand the technology, the cost, and logistical issues.  We prepare a corrective action plan for your review and approval, submit it to the regulatory agency, and work with the regulator to achieve prompt approval.  Detailed system design, permitting, and construction bidding follow.  S&ME field remediation engineers oversee system installation, and coordinate system startup and operation.  Once remediation goals are achieved, we facilitate regulatory approval for system termination.  Finally, we oversee system decommissioning and removal, bringing the project to completion.