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.

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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.

Industry Experience – Industrial Decontamination Services – Kenosha, Wisconsin

DecontaminationTo 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 industrial decontamination services in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The project was performed in conjunction with the Voluntary Party Liability Exemption (VPLE) process for the site. EFS was retained to perform aboveground storage tank (AST) cleaning and removal; annealing furnace removal; dismantling of electropolishing equipment; wastewater treatment pit demolition and removal; and concrete floor removal and replacement.

The scope of services provided by EFS included:

  • Preparing a site specific Health and Safety Plan.
  • Cleaning, removing and disposal of six ASTs and associated piping, dismantling and removal of annealing furnace and all associated ancillary equipment.
  • Purging, cleaning, removal and off-site recycling of a 10,000 gallon anhydrous ammonia tank.
  • Dismantling, removal and loading of all facility electropolishing equipment classified as D007 hazardous waste.
  • Demolition, removal and loading of three underground concrete wastewater treatment pits associated with the electropolishing process.
  • Saw cutting, removal and replacement of 4,500 square feet of 8-inch thick concrete flooring, including epoxy coating.
  • Assisting with the collection of confirmatory soil samples, decontamination, backfilling and concrete capping of five underground pits located throughout the facility.
  • Excavation and loading of 150 tons of impacted sediment material from an on-site drainage ditch.
  • Grouting and capping 300 linear feet of underground air ducts.

All work activities are performed in strict accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requirements. EFS utilized a Wisconsin-Certified Tank Cleaner-Remover and experienced heavy equipment operators to perform the work. EFS also completed and submitted all required Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources documents associated with the tank cleaning and removal activities. All work was performed on schedule and under budget within a four week period.

Industry Experience – Plant Remediation and Demolition Activities – Muncie, Indiana

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

EFS was contracted to perform decontamination, demolition, and removal services at the former Indiana Steel and Wire Facility located in Muncie, Indiana. The project was performed in conjunction with an Agreed Order with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for the site. EFS was retained to perform work activities in five specific areas of the facility including: Oil Temper, Cleaning House, Leach Plant, Galvanizing and Electroform areas. EFS performed work activities at the site for approximately 12 continuous months.

The scope of services provided by EFS included:

  • Preparing a site specific Health and Safety Plan, Quality Control Plan, Waste Management Plan, Sampling and Analysis Plan and Environmental Protection Plan
  • Waste characterization sampling and analysis for various media at the facility
  • Complete removal of all tanks, equipment, piping and mezzanines
  • Asbestos abatement and remediation in the Electroform, Galvanizing and Oil Temper areas
  • Gross removal of large debris including drums, pallets, wire, metal parts and abandoned equipment in all areas
  • Gross removal of small debris, dirt, dust, etc. in all areas using dry-vacuum methods
  • Removal and disposal of lead, zinc, and aluminum skims and pans from Galvanizing, Oil Temper and lead storage area outside of the wastewater treatment plant
  • Transfer, treatment and disposal of process liquids from the Cleaning House, Leach Plant, Galvanizing and Electroform areas
  • Decontamination of tubs and tanks in the Cleaning House and Leach Plant
  • Decontamination of structures using pressure washing in all areas and disposal of debris and contaminated wastes associated with the project

All work activities were performed in strict accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and City of Muncie regulations. EFS performed this project utilizing a 3,500 gallon vacuum truck and heavy equipment owned by EFS. All work activities were performed in Level C PPE with lead monitoring of all personnel.

Demolition Hazards

Demolition work involves many of the hazards associated with construction. However, demolition incurs additional hazards due to unknown factors such as: deviations from the structure’s design introduced during construction, approved or unapproved modifications that altered the original design, materials hidden within structural members, and unknown strengths or weaknesses of construction materials. To counter these unknowns, all personnel involved in a demolition project must be fully aware of these types of hazards and the safety precautions to take to control the hazards… Read More

Asbestos – A Little History

In 1975, the ban on asbestos products was expanded to include the use of wet-applied and pre-formed (molded) asbestos pipe insulation and block insulation on boilers and hot water tanks. In 1977, the EPA banned asbestos joint compounds, made domestically, but they could still be imported from other countries. In 1978, the EPA ban was extended to include spray applied asbestos containing products used for “decorative” purposes. Any structures built after 1980 which contained building materials such as acoustic ceiling tiles, vinyl floor tiles, joint vibration cloth, ventilation duct sealant and many other materials including a host of roofing products are still at risk of having asbestos containing materials (ACM) present. These materials should not be considered asbestos-free simply based on their date of construction.

In need of a pre-demolition asbestos survey?  Or need help containing ACM during demolition/renovation? Call EFS at 317.896.1116

Environmental Pre-Demolition Activities

Prior to beginning a demoliton project, there are a number of environmental considerations that need to be taken into account. The age of the building and materials used to construct the “soon-to-be” demolished facility should always be evaluated. If you don’t know where to start, call our office at 317-896-1116 to gain insight to the questions you need to consider.