The Phase I ESA standard represents the most common tool for environmental due diligence. However, no two sites are the same. While many firms offer this service, Modern Geosciences has a highly trained staff that is often called on for the most complex and challenging properties
If you work in an industry where you may contribute to air quality concerns, you need to understand not only your contribution but also the context of perimeter levels coming and going from your site. This can be accomplished with perimeter monitoring services.
Municipal setting designations (MSDs) are an institutional control to prevent the use of shallow groundwater within a targeted footprint. In doing so, several cleanup criteria can be adjusted to better reflect actual site conditions, often making site closure costs more manageable.
As with any data, context matters. We can help you determine where your actual risk and project costs are as well as what regulatory strategies will best work for the specific concerns at your site.
As industrial operations become more common within urban settings, leak detection and repair (LDAR) approaches need to be updated to account for increased public and regulatory scrutiny. Modern Geosciences is a leading innovator in the LDAR community and can help you find and address issues before larger concerns occur.
We understand that routine maintenance and monitoring is a constant concern for landfill operators. Routine landfill evaluations can help operators mitigate their environmental risks.
Modern Geosciences can help evaluate which institutional and engineering controls may be right for you project to prevent and minimize on-site environmental risks.
For larger projects where individual sampling of discrete points can lead to diminishing returns and exhaustive costs, Modern Geosciencs has worked with ways to represent large areas or volumes using incremental sampling design methods to ensure you understand site conditions. These efforts are often employed when real-time field decisions are needed to help keep a project schedule as short as possible.
Without proper planning you can often find yourself inadvertently exposing construction staff to situations they are not trained for or worse, spreading contamination to other properties where you now become an additional responsible party. Working with properties requiring impacted soil and groundwater management requires thinking beyond the closure process to ensure long term liability is minimized.
Whether you have a general construction project or environmental investigation underway to collect representative data, with health and safety planning and monitoring, you can ensure all possible risks are anticipated and your staff is well trained to address them.