EarthFax has extensive environmental engineering experience, focusing on the assessment and remediation of soil and water contamination as well as the design of waste treatment and disposal facilities. In gaining this experience, we have dealt with an extensive suite of pollutants, including halogenated and nonhalogenated volatile and semivolatile organic compounds, fuels, inorganics, radionuclides, and explosives. We are committed to the highest standards of environmental health and safety. All field personnel are trained in hazardous materials operations as specified in 29 CFR 1910.120. This training is updated through annual refresher courses and is supported by annual baseline medical evaluations.
We offer a wide range of investigative tools to characterize and evaluate surface and subsurface conditions. These tools include field data collection; analyses of temporal and spatial data distributions; surface and groundwater modeling to assess the fate and transport of pollutants; and assessments of risks to human health and the environment. We have used these tools to assist petroleum refiners, producers, and distributors; chemical manufacturers; food-processors; mineral and coal mining operations; and others in determining the extent and magnitude of soil and water contamination resulting from spills, leaks, and historic disposal activities.
It has been our experience that each contaminated site requires a fresh approach when it comes to the selection of a remediation technology. As a result, our remediation design and implementation experience includes not only such standard approaches as excavation and off-site disposal, but also solidification/stabilization, enhanced in-situ and ex-situ bioremediation, soil flushing, soil vapor extraction, open burning, air sparging, dual-phase extraction, constructed wetlands, pump and treat, subsurface barriers, and natural attenuation. In conjunction with our affiliate EarthFax Development Corporation, we also have substantial experience with ex-situ fungal bioremediation of soil that is contaminated with a wide variety of carbon-based pollutants.
Following are a few highlights that describe our experience in mitigating the environmental and health impacts associated with chemicals released to the environment: