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.

 

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FREE Webinar Thurs 8/7: Identifying Your Hazardous Waste

cynthia_s_webinar_graphicBoth Federal and State laws provide for a “cradle to grave” regulation for hazardous waste disposal. At the Federal level these laws fall under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976. It is important that industries understand their responsibilities under this legislation. Join us for a free webinar August 7, 2014 that will review the means for determining what is a waste; whether Listed or Characterized. We will explore the confusing options for the management of solvent contaminated rags and wipers, management of Universal Waste, and include a case study.  Register now!

Cleaning Sludge Out of a Tank

Do you have an old tank that needs the sludge removed from the bottom?  Is this sludge a hazardous waste? Not sure?  Then consider a company that specializes in industrial cleaning related to these types of environmental challenges. Give us a call to discuss your situation and what are all the things you need to consider.

Waste Management Experience

Environmental Field Services, Inc. (EFS) has maintained a corporation’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Control Substance Act (TSCA) and non-hazardous waste drum storage area in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) requirements.  EFS inspected the RCRA, TSCA and non-hazardous waste storage areas on a weekly basis to ensure the drummed wastes were properly labeled and stored for future disposal according to the EPA, IDEM, and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.  A written inventory of the waste stored at the facility was prepared by EFS during each inspection.

Need help managing waste at your facility?  Call EFS at 866.896.1110 or visit us online at www.envfield.com