December 08

Mercury Cleaners Are Environmental Stewards

Mercury CleanersMercury Cleaner chose to be environmental stewards and participate in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) in an effort to clean up the environment.

Brett Dygert says, “With EnviroForensics help they were able to not only get the clean up started, but found the money to pay for it to let me stay in business.”

To accomplish environmental remediation (“cleanup” of contaminants in the ground), businesses work with geologists, scientists and engineers to characterize the extent of contamination so that the appropriate amount of remediation can be designed and implemented. Sometimes the removal of impacted material off-site is the best management practice. Other times remediation can be accomplished through an in-situ (in-place) remediation technology, which often leaves a smaller carbon footprint.

Stewarding the environment can protect our resources, and provide an improved and sustainable quality of life for communities.

To accomplish environmental remediation, businesses work with geologists, scientists and engineers to design an in-situ (in-place) remediation system that will clean the soil and groundwater in the area of the property. A simple graphic of the Soil Vapor Extraction system for your reference.

How It Works: The Soil Vapor Extraction “sparging” system shown on the infograph will inject compressed air approximately 45 feet into the ground to treat groundwater and remove the soil impacts with a heavy duty industrial vacuum (called Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE)). This method of treatment effectively cleans up the environment (soil, groundwater and air), reduces potential waste to landfills, and minimizes associated local concerns.

EnviroForensics is an environmental engineering firm specializing in soil and groundwater investigation and remediation and vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation. EnviroForensics® is the leading environmental engineering company in the country addressing environmental liabilities and finding funding by locating and bringing to your defense old insurance policies. EnviroForensics® has pioneered and perfected the utilization of Comprehensive General Liability insurance policies as a resource to pay for the high costs associated with soil and groundwater investigations, remediations, and legal defense.