Environmental Consulting & Engineering Services - from Concept to Reality

Environmental Compliance & Remediation



Case Study

Rhode Island Superfund
Rhode Island Superfund

Since 2000, ESS has been the prime contractor for the ongoing site investigations and groundwater remedy implementation at this Rhode Island Superfund site.
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The transition from our Environmental Manager to ESS handling our day-to-day environmental compliance has been seamless. ESS has handled all our environmental compliance and reporting requirements and has kept us in full compliance of environmental regulations.

Alfred Canuel, Director of Engineering, Cranston Print Works Company

Environmental Remediation

Geotechnical InvestigationESS provides a full range of site investigation and remediation services to help manage property liabilities, achieve cleanup standards, and facilitate reuse and redevelopment plans. ESS environmental engineers and scientists have provided due diligence, site characterization, assessments, feasibility studies, remedial design, and long-term monitoring at a variety of sites ranging from federal Superfund Sites with multi-media treatment systems to urban brownfield sites and small petroleum remediation sites.

Site Characterizations & Feasibility Studies

ESS’s site investigation approach is developed with a final solution in mind that incorporates current and anticipated property uses. Data are collected to allow site characterization, as well as to evaluate the best alternatives for sites impacted by historic site operations or conditions. This directed approach allows us to draw conclusions and keep projects moving towards completion in a timely, cost-effective manner.

ESS staff has extensive experience with assessment and characterization of contaminated sites ranging from site assessments for property transactions to urban redevelopments, PCB sites, energy facilities, waterfront improvements, and federal Superfund sites. ESS approaches site investigations keen to the overall cleanup objectives and developed field sampling programs, data management plans, and reporting templates that best represent the conditions on the site. ESS’s services for site investigations and feasibility studies on remediation sites includes:

  • Sampling and Analysis Plans
  • Evaluation of Cleanup Criteria
  • Environmental Liability Assessments and Management Strategies
  • Groundwater and Subsurface Investigations
  • Surface Water and Sediment Sampling
  • Database Management and Development
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport Modeling
  • Risk Assessment
  • Soil Gas Surveys
  • Landfill Leachate Evaluation
  • NAPL and DNAPL Delineation
  • Indoor Air Monitoring
  • Construction Inspection and Environmental Monitoring

Remediation / Cleanup Technologies

ESS has extensive experience in the design and implementation of a variety of remedial design technologies for sites where risk considerations require remedial action. Our environmental engineers, hydrogeologists, and environmental scientists have experience in selecting, designing, and implementing diverse remedial alternative technologies. This experience allows us to consider a wide range of conventional to innovative strategies to meet the project objectives as cost effectively as possible. These remediation/cleanup technologies have included containment and capping, soil excavation, groundwater pump and treat, monitored natural attenuation (MNA), soil vapor extraction, in-situ chemical oxidation, and NAPL Recovery (active and passive). ESS considers the technical feasibility, field deployment, and regulatory compliance of each proposed technology as critical. ESS’s services to support our remediation alternatives includes:

  • Remediation Strategy Development and Planning
  • Evaluation of Remedial Alternatives
  • Remedial Action Work Plans
  • Regulatory Permitting and Closure Negotiation
  • Contaminated Site Mapping
  • Conceptual Site Modeling
  • Surface Water and Groundwater Monitoring
  • Reuse and Redevelopment Planning
  • Process, Instrumentation, and Control Design
  • Remedial Design Plans and Technical Specifications
  • Conceptual and Detailed Cost Estimates of Remedial Actions
  • Contractor Procurement and Management

Long-term Monitoring

ESS has performed long-term operation maintenance and monitoring at a variety of sites ranging form federal Superfund Sites with multi-media treatment systems to limited petroleum remediation sites. Our professional staff have a wealth of experience in developing site-specific monitoring plans, construction management, and monitoring of complex physical and chemical treatment systems and capping/containment approaches.

  • Health and Safety Monitoring
  • Ambient Air Monitoring
  • System Start-up Monitoring
  • Operation and Maintenance Services
  • Post-remediation Site Inspections and Monitoring