Site Remediation in New Jersey
When a site has been found to have contaminants and pollutants in its groundwater or soil, it is necessary to use the services of a licensed site remediation professional (LSRP) company like All American Environmental in NJ. Since contaminants pose a serious risk both to the environment and to the health of anyone on the site, it is vital to clean the soil or groundwater in order to prevent any diseases related to contamination and to help protect the local environment.
Why Carry Out Site Remediation?
Most commonly, the main contaminants found in the groundwater or soil of sites in New Jersey include hydrocarbons, such as fuel and petroleum residues, from leaking storage tanks as well as herbicides, pesticides, solvents, and fungicides. Heavy metals are also frequently found, including cadmium, arsenic, mercury, and lead, which can be very harmful to human health. By removing these contaminants, we can ensure that the health and safety of anyone on the site are protected and that the environment will also be safeguarded for the future.
What is the Process of Site Remediation?
The first step is to find an environmental company who is qualified to carry out a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) site remediation program that meets all of New Jersey’s LSRP requirements. As part of that program, there are several important steps that the professionals at All American Environmental take and would like to share with you:
- Assessment and investigation – our professional team can thoroughly investigate and assess the extent of any contamination on the site.
- Paperwork submission – our team can prepare and submit all findings in the form of a report to the NJDEP, as legally required. If contamination from any kind of hazardous material exceeds the NJDEP standards for groundwater quality or soil remediation, the water or soil must then be cleaned (or remediated) in order to restore the site to full compliance with the environmental standards.
- Handling soil contamination – if soil contamination has been discovered, the process of excavating the contaminated soil will be put in place; manifesting, transporting, and disposing of all contaminated soil to a facility which has been approved by the authorities. A soil vapor extraction will then be carried out.
- Handling groundwater contamination – if water on the site is found to have been contaminated, the dewatering process will be put in place, excavating the contaminated water with a vacuum truck and taking all wastewater to a recycling facility which has been licensed for disposal. We can also install a dewatering or pumping system on site and can treat all contaminated groundwater on site, discharging it back into stormwater drainage or back into the site’s groundwater. Should only the groundwater be contaminated, without any contamination in the ground soil, a monitoring well can be installed to use Enhanced Fluid Recovery (EFR) to remove all contaminated groundwater from the site.
- Control, containment, and management of sources – we can prevent contamination of the soil by isolating all potential pollution sources from ground and surface water. Waterproof coverings, slurry walls, liners, and pump-and-treat systems are all strategies which could be employed to this end.
- Preparation of deed restrictions – the final part of our remit is to prepare the deed restrictions and to notify the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection that all site remediation in New Jersey work is complete and that the site now complies with the environmental standards.
Contact All American Environmental, a licensed site remediation in New Jersey professional, to find out how we can help to remediate your contaminated site, bringing it in line with the NJDEP requirements.