Environmental Consulting

Environmental Consulting

Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments are most commonly completed prior to the purchase of a property by a prospective buyer or…

Environmental Consulting

Services Provided by MEG include:

Madrid Engineering has extensive corporate experience in environmental consulting for our clients. In addition, our current employees have previous personal experience while working for major clients, including agri-chemical manufacturers, the pulp and paper industry, governmental agencies (state, local and federal), and the power industry.

Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA’s)

Most commonly completed prior to the purchase of a property by a prospective buyer or lending institution, a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) represents a “first look” into a given property, and whether past or present operations either on the property or adjoining properties may have the potential to affect soil and/or groundwater quality. A Phase I ESA report characterizes the “risk” or “potential” for whether or not contaminated soil and/or groundwater may be present on a specific site. The work scope typically includes a review of databases on file with state and federal environmental regulatory agencies, interviews with people who have personal knowledge of the area, a review of historical aerial photographs, along with an on-site inspection to document current land use both at the subject property and on adjoining properties.

A “Phase II Environmental Site Assessment” is most commonly initiated depending on the findings and recommendations of a Phase I ESA, and typically includes point-specific soil and/or groundwater sampling with laboratory analysis to determine whether soil and/or groundwater quality may have been affected by land use or operations either on the subject property or on adjoining properties.

Hydrogeologic Characterization

The hydrogeologic setting of a particular site is evaluated by completing a series of soil borings and installing a set of piezometers and wells to identify the properties of the aquifer(s) at a site. Specific hydrogeologic properties would commonly include the direction and rate of groundwater flow and hydraulic conductivity / transmissivity of the aquifer(s). This information is necessary in preparing an assessment of the capacity of a site as a disposal option for effluent from a wastewater treatment plant, for example.

Soil & Groundwater Quality / Contamination Assessments

A contamination assessment of a site includes aspects of a Phase II ESA along with an evaluation of the hydrogeology of a site. Using a combination of site history, source identification, additional and expanded laboratory testing and the hydrogeologic framework, an extent of contaminated groundwater can be defined.

Groundwater Remediation

An active groundwater remediation system may be required to address a migrating “plume” of contaminated groundwater. Such a system is typically designed within the parameters of the site-specific hydrogeology, along specific clean-up targets.

Relevant Project Experience Includes:
  • Environmental site assessments throughout peninsular Florida for lending institutions, county and municipal governmental agencies, and industry
  • Independent review of ESA’s prepared by others in Hillsborough and Polk Counties
  • Preparing contamination assessment reports and designing groundwater remediation systems throughout peninsular Florida
  • Soil, sediment, and groundwater quality assessments at commercial properties including former agri-chemical facilities and chemical plants, including monitoring of the remediation and reporting to regulatory agencies.
  • Effluent disposal permitting including groundwater modeling and the design and implementation of groundwater monitoring programs in west-central Florida
  • Monitoring installation of liner systems
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