Conducting Site Characterizations

Written by Stephen Henshaw, P.G., President and CEO, EnviroForensics
As Published in Western Cleaner & Launderer.

In past articles, we discussed the difference between Phase I and Phase II investigations.  A Phase I generally refers to a due diligence evaluation that address the past land uses of a property or group of properties.  A Phase II generally includes an initial or preliminary investigation to determine whether or not the soil, soil gas or groundwater beneath the subject site is contaminated with metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons (solvents) or other chemicals of concern, based on the past land uses. Continue reading “Conducting Site Characterizations”