Hazardous Site Management

Overview

EI prides itself on helping clients achieve cost-effective response actions under CERCLA and state hazardous waste laws. EI has provided advice on all phases of response actions -- preliminary assessment, remedial investigation and risk assessment, feasibility study, and remedy selection and implementation.

EI has managed projects for sites involving a wide variety of contaminants including PCBs, dioxin, furans, metals, and petroleum products. EI helps responsible parties and governments achieve effective and efficient cleanups through practical approaches protective of health and the environment.

If you would like to discuss how EI can assist you with hazardous site oversight and management, please contact us at (206) 525-3362, or email us at staff@eiltd.net.

 

Example Projects

Technical Support Regarding Hazardous Waste Facility Cleanup and Closure

Georgetown Community Council

EI is working with the Georgetown Community Council regarding the clean-up and closure of a major hazardous waste treatment and storage facility in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. EI's support includes reviewing and commenting on technical analyses, sampling plans, interim measure work plans, and facility assessments. Through a series of workshops and public meetings, EI is helping keep the community informed about assessment and remediation actions at the facility. On behalf of the community, EI meets with representatives of the Washington State Department of Ecology, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the responsible party (RP) regarding the status of the clean-up and closure. EI was able to push the responsible party to accelerate an interim remedial measure - installation of a slurry wall surrounding the worst soil contamination in order to reduce further contamination of groundwater. There are 49 contaminants of concern at the site, with the primary ones being volatile organic compounds, including vinyl chloride and benzene, in the groundwater and in indoor air. At the beginning of 2010, the Department released a Cleanup Action Plan for public comment.

Data Quality Management Support, Pacific Sound Resource Superfund Site

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

EI staff members provided data quality management support for the USACE Seattle District under a Hazardous, Toxics, and Radioactive Waste contract. EI's chemist used the USACE data review software and manual data validation to validate metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and pentachlorophenol (PCP) data and provide formatted data to the client for quarterly groundwater monitoring being conducted as part of the long-term Operations and Maintenance at the Pacific Sound Resources Superfund Site in Seattle, WA. EI's chemist provided the client with two data reports for each sampling event: a data validation report and quality control summary report, including using USACE's data processing tool and Environmental Data Management System software, to tabulate data based on project-specific queries.

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TESTIMONIALS

"The Siletz Tribe appreciates the work you have done to provide information on the state of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site and the effect of pollutants on tribal members who consume fish from the Willamette River."

- Brenda Bremner
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

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TESTIMONIALS

"I was impressed with the efficiency of the audit team members, who worked closely together to interview personnel in various positions …covering many environmental areas including the hazardous waste facility. The Team's ISO 14001 knowledge was extensive. The recommendations you provided in the audit report have helped ISC Kodiak further develop their EMS and improve their EMS implementation Process."

- Sunsan L. Boyle
Lead Environmental Specialist
US Coast Guard

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TESTIMONIALS

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council was very impressed by EI's exceptional understanding of State and Federal law, through research, perceptive analysis, and their ability to work effectively with various stakeholders.

- Rory Dabney
Program Coordinator
CIRCAC

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TESTIMONIALS

"We would like to commend EI for your creative and thorough approach to address these issues of concern to the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC), stakeholders, and the public-at-large ... CIRCACV was very impressed by EI's exceptional understating of State and Federal law, through research, perceptive analysis, and their ability to work effectively with various stakeholders. "

- Rory Dabney
Program Coordinator
CIRCAC

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TESTIMONIALS

“ Dr. Bridgen obviously has a great deal of EMS implementation experience, which gives her a wealth of examples to broaden and deepen the understanding of the principles and techniques that we are now incorporating at our facilities.“

- Laura Halterman
Department of Veterans Affairs

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TESTIMONIALS

"Attendees appreciated the opportunity to interact, communicate and relate their experiences and issues with one another. We were very successful in establishing a springboard for further interaction and resolution to the many issues facing the Native American communities …"

- Douglas W. Grosse
National Risk Management Research Labratory
US EPA

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TESTIMONIALS

“I want to commend you and EI for your facilitation. The results of the facilitation were exceptional, with all parties leaving the table happy, surprised, and incredulous at how you got the group to come to consensus over issues on which we had been stuck for a long time.

- Jon Gornick
US Army Corps of Engineers

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TESTIMONIALS

"I want to commend the performance of EI and, in particular, Valerie Lee in the community involvement and communication effort associated with development of the Kalispel Tribe's EMS...This project is setting a precedent by developing an ISO 14001 compliant EMS to ensure that environmental issues receive the amount of attention that the Tribe, as a steward of the environment, believes they deserve."

-Scott Hall
Kalispel Tribe of Indians

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TESTIMONIALS

"Throughout the two-year process of developing the rule [under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act], Dr. Bridgen was able not only to juggle the many tasks involved, and to produce high quality products on time, but to offer good alternatives for approaching problems encountered in the course of the project. Her involvement enabled the Agency to develop a good rule, within the time and budget allotted."

-Christine Augustyniak
Deputy Director
Environmental Assistance Division
US EPA

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TESTIMONIALS

“EI's ability to coordinate among our partners in the cooperative process is impressive … EI has shown tremendous ability to ensure open channels of communication with us, with our partners and with those on the other side of the table. Even when negotiations have gotten particularly difficult, EI has demonstrated a sense of ethics and diplomacy, all the while ensuring that the Tribe's voice is heard. “

-Delores Pigsley
Tribal Council Chairman
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

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TESTIMONIALS

"I was impressed with the efficiency of the audit team members, who worked closely together to interview personnel in various positions …covering many environmental areas including the hazardous waste facility. The Team's ISO 14001 knowledge was extensive. The recommendations you provided in the audit report have helped ISC Kodiak further develop their EMS and improve their EMS implementation Process."

- Sunsan L. Boyle
Lead Environmental Specialist
US Coast Guard

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TESTIMONIALS

“The Siletz Tribe appreciates the work you have done to provide information on the state of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site and the effect of pollutants on tribal members who consume fish from the Willamette River."

- Brenda Bremner
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

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TESTIMONIALS

“I have been consistently impressed by the high quality of the written work your office produces, as well as the remarkable breadth and depth of technical know-how you and your team have. I have been extremely satisfied with EI's ability to produce high-quality work while staying on time and on or under budget."

- Cathy Hendrickson
Georgetown Crime Prevention & Community Council

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