Site Assessment and Remediation
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.
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.
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
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.
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.