Dirty Dirt: The hazards of soil pollution, and what to do about it

SoilcontamSoil pollution is the build-up of toxic substances in concentrations high enough to be hazardous to human health, wildlife and the natural ecosystem. Contaminated soil can have serious health effects on humans, as well as the environment.

Health effects on humans include organ damage, increased risk of cancer, and bioaccumulation, or the transfer of pollution throughout the food chain. Regular monitoring of soil quality can help prevent exposure to dangerous contaminants.

But what do you do if you think your soil might be polluted? EFS provides complete and innovative remediation services for addressing contaminated sites. Our remediation services include: demolition, excavation, transportation and disposal of contaminated soil, construction and installation of in-situ remediation systems, and more. Click here to see how EFS can help you remove contaminated soil.

 

EFS has 20+ Years of Experience Working in Various Government Sectors

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In today’s competitive government market, you need to do more than fill a small business enterprise (SBE) requirement. You need an SBE that’s focused on quality, responsiveness, and cost. EFS has the equipment, resources, and experience to assist prime contractors in all areas of environmental field support. Our goal from the start has been to provide high quality environmental field services in a cost-effective manner to our government clients.

EFS has a wide variety of government experience over the past 20+ years. Below is a list of some of our experience, both directly and indirectly, in various government sectors. Click on each to learn more about the project.

Since our inception, EFS has strived to conduct business with the highest standards of honesty, trust, professionalism, and ethical behavior. To learn more about EFS and the other industries in which we serve, click here to visit our website.

Contaminated Soil Excavation Defined

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Contaminated soil excavation involves taking soil from a contaminated site for above-ground treatment or disposal at a landfill. While this excavation can usually just involve soil, it may also require the removal of old drums, buried debris, or other contaminated items. By taking the precaution to move extra items to ensure individuals safety, a simple task becomes extremely important. To learn more about how EFS can help you in this area, Click Here.

EFS Service Areas – Did You Know?

Excavator loading a truck on a construction site#DidYouKnow EFS provides complete and innovative remediation services for addressing contaminated sites. Our remediation services include: demolition; excavation, transportation and disposal of contaminated soil; construction and installation of in-situ remediation systems including SVE, groundwater pump and treat  and air sparging;  applications of  HRC®, ORC® and chemical oxidation technologies; and slurry wall construction. To learn more about EFS/ Remediation and Construction Services, click here.

Department of Defense Experience – Small Arms Firing Range Upgrade – Portsmouth, Virginia

To date, EFS has completed approximately 4,000 environmental projects ranging from direct push sampling to facility decommissioning and demolition. Below is a case study on one of their previous projects.

EFS was contracted to perform Small Arms Firing Upgrades at the United States Coast Guard Integrated Support Command (USCG – ISC) Base in Portsmouth, Virginia. The project was performed under a contract with Readiness Management Support LLC under the United States Air Force AFCAP contract. EFS was retained to perform lead remediation and clean construction services at the site. Initially, EFS excavated, transported and properly disposed of lead-contaminated soil, and demolished and disposed of the former firing range backstop structures. Additionally, EFS performed complete firing range upgrades at the site.

The scope of services provided by EFS included:

  • Preparing a site specific Health and Safety Plan, Lead Work Plan and Waste Management Plan
  • Excavating, transporting and disposing of 750 CY of lead-contaminated soil and 280 CY of lead-contaminated debris
  • Excavating, transporting and on-site placement of 4,400 CY of non-impacted soil material
  • Installing a 115-feet long x 20-feet wide x 18-inch thick concrete pad for the new firing range trap system
  • Fabricating, installing and painting four steel sidewall baffles (14-feet high x 16-feet wide x 1/4-inch thick) and 23 steel overhead baffles (5.5-feet tall x 4-feet wide x 3/8-inch thick) including 92 feet of 16-inch x 12-inch x 5/16-inch structural tubing
  • Installing 3,000 linear feet of 4-inch x 8-inch salt-treated rough cut lumber
  • Installing new storm water control features at the site including concrete storm water control basins, reinforced concrete piping, 120-feet long x 30-feet wide retention pond, rip rap, etc.
  • Furnishing power, tie-ins, grounding and vaults to the new trap system
  • Constructing a new 14-22-feet wide x 250-feet long service road which included installation of sub-grade stone, porous pavement material, seeding and mulching

EFS provided HAZWOPER and lead worker trained personnel to perform the scope of work. All work activities were performed in strict accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Coast Guard, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and local regulation. This project was a highly visible and active site and all work activities were performed by EFS without any lost time incidents.

Remediation and Construction

Environmental Field Services, Inc. (EFS) provides complete and innovative remediation services for addressing contaminated sites.  Our remediation services include demolition; excavation, transportation and disposal of contaminated soil; construction and installation of in-situ remediation systems including SVE, groundwater pump and treat, and air sparging; applications of HRC®, ORC® and chemical oxidation technologies; and slurry wall construction.