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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Contaminated Soil Excavation Defined

contaminated soil

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.

Soil and Groundwater Sampling

Our staff at Environmental Field Services, Inc. (EFS) has experience sampling soil and groundwater at the following types of sites:

  • Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

To learn more about these services, visit our website or call 866.896.1110