Site Assessment and Remediation
Due diligence audits – In acquiring a site or facility, it is essential that investors protect themselves during the due diligence phase by identifying potential environmental liabilities left undisclosed by the vendor or previous owner.
A Pre-acquisition Audit (e.g. ASTM 1527) can provide real estate brokers, investors and managers with a full understanding of whether or not the facility or property under consideration meets their own corporate requirements, local guidelines, or international standards.
Site Assessment – any type of subsurface investigation to determine the environmental quality of the site, including drilling, soil and groundwater sampling and analysis, plume delineation, bench-scale testing; pilot-scale testing, etc.
Remediation – once contamination of the site has been established, IEM can evaluate remediation alternatives for the client and conduct full-scale or limited clean-up of contaminated sediments; groundwater and soils. Some of the remediation techniques used include soil excavation, in situ bioremediation, ex situ remediation, reactive capping and “pump-and-treat” groundwater systems.
Land-Use and Pollution Modeling – where appropriate, IEM uses land-use and pollution models in environmental assessments to allowing facility operators/managers and real estate developers the opportunity to create accurate “what-if” scenarios prior to making final investment or location decisions. Modeling also provides a valuable planning tool for managers concerned with the by-products of industrial processes by accurately predicting the potential impacts caused by airborne or water-borne effluents.