ELI offers remediation strategies for the removal of pollution or contaminants from soil, groundwater, or surface water.
ELI has successfully completed a wide range of projects, including:
Illegal clandestine drug labs may pose a health threat to unsuspecting home buyers or renters. Typically, these labs have been used to manufacture methamphetamine, commonly referred to as meth, speed or crank. After an illegal meth lab is discovered by law enforcement officials, the bulk of lab-related materials, including chemicals and containers, are usually removed. However, small amounts of contaminants may have been left behind on floors, walls, counters, carpets, furniture, sinks, drains and ventilation systems. Drug lab contaminants may pose health threats to persons exposed to them. ELI has the expertise and equipment to restore a home and provide the local agencies with documentation that the building was cleaned to the highest standards.
The foundation of most soil remediation projects is the ability to excavate contaminated material in a timely, safe, and compliant way. Environmental Logistics’ excavation and removal services are utilized for localized contamination and point source removal. The scale of removal can range from 30 cubic yards of residential, oil-contaminated soil to projects with thousands of cubic yards of volatile, metals, and pesticide contaminated soil at operating facilities. We own most of our excavation equipment we use, offering us a competitive advantage in price and mobilization time that our customers value.
California Health & Safety Code Section 25404 delegates authority for implementing and enforcing statewide underground storage tank requirements to the local Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA). Environmental Logistics works closely with local CUPA and other agencies for permitting and procedural requirements for Underground Storage Tank (UST) owners, operators and contractors who intend to remove UST(s). Our project managers and technicians are experienced with all monitoring requirements, operating permits and operating fees that must be maintained during the removal process. AST removal and demolition requirements have regulatory variations between CUPA and other agencies but the same adherence to compliance, safety, and permitting are followed.
Environmental Logistics maintains all the contractor requirements for removal of USTs including the Hazardous Substance Removal Certification “HAZ”, General Engineering “A” license and Workers Compensation Insurance. Although Above Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) do not have the same requirements universally as USTs, the often require confirmatory sampling by a licensed professional geologist, demolition contractor’s license, and other licenses we maintain. Hundreds of tanks have been successfully removed by our remediation department, and our reputation as an industry leader is well known.
Taking a contaminated site and restoring it to a useful condition is a formidable task that must meet the high standards set by federal, state and local regulations. If your company is faced with this challenge, ELI has the comprehensive remediation services and expertise to properly plan, execute and complete your environmental goals, as well as meet or exceed regulatory requirements. Our integrated turnkey approach ensures complete removal through planning, remediating and disposal for a complete and cost-effective solution. In most cases, ELI can internalize the whole process. Whether the project is on land or in water, we have the skills to be able to manage a project from start to completion.
Physical/chemical treatment includes soil vapor extraction, solidification/stabilization, soil flushing, chemical oxidation and electro kinetic separation. Biological treatment uses microorganisms or vegetation to degrade, remove, or immobilize contamination in soil. Biological technologies include bioventing, phytoremediation, and monitored natural attenuation. Electrical resistivity heating, steam injection and extraction, conductive heating, radiofrequency heating, and vitrification are technologies summarized under thermal treatment. Environmental Logistics works closely with remediation engineering consultants to implement the latest state of the art in-situ methods on projects throughout the western states.
ELI handles all confined space entry permits and projects with the utmost care of any potential hazard. Each of ELI’s field technicians are fully trained and licensed for full-body entry and rescue in tanks, vaults, ledges, factories, and structural crevices that relate to any of our environmental projects. All of ELI’s field technicians are fully versed in all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) safety standards pertaining to the specified work.
Environmental Logistics specializes in providing cost-effective aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation products, along with specialized groundwater recirculation and oxygenation equipment. From project planning to data interpretation and system optimization, we work with you as a trusted partner every step of the way – all with a field-proven portfolio of remediation technologies designed to save you significant time and money.
Bioremediation is a waste management technique that involves the use of organisms to remove or neutralize pollutants from a contaminated site. According to the EPA, bioremediation is a “treatment that uses naturally occurring organisms to break down hazardous substances into less toxic or non-toxic substances”. Technologies can be generally classified as in situ or ex situ. In situ bioremediation involves treating the contaminated material at the site, while ex situ involves the removal of the contaminated material to be treated elsewhere. Environmental Logistics project manager can implement your remediation technology, and keep your clean up on schedule and within budget.
The purpose of an Environmental Site Assessment is to gather sufficient information to develop an independent professional opinion about the environmental condition of the property and to identify actual or potential environmental contamination, which may impact the property value or affect claim to an “innocent land owner” exemption following acquisition. Environmental Logistics professionals are trained on the latest ASTM Standard (E1527-13) for performing these studies, and our recommendations come with the added value of a thorough understanding of how to remediate any contamination found to the most current agency standards.
Pending plant closures create difficult circumstances for management. Environmental concerns can detract from other critical business decisions. ELI not only provides a myriad of professional services to assist you during plant shutdown, we also provide valuable guidance to assist with complicated decisions related to environmental issues. As with any project, contacting Environmental Logistics early in the process will offer potentially cost-saving guidance and advice regarding appropriate measures necessary to address immediate and long-term environmental issues. Pre-closure issues will likely include planning, scoping, budgeting, and property divestiture.
Sludge is produced from the treatment of wastewater in septic tanks systems and treatment facilities. This is inherently so because a primary aim of wastewater treatment is removing solids from the wastewater. In addition, soluble organic substances are converted to bacterial cells, and the latter is removed from the wastewater.
We specialize in reducing sludge to a fraction of its original volume, shrinking your handling and disposal costs. Our modern dewatering units can be mobilized to your site. Once our experienced technicians have removed the sludge from your pond, lagoon or industrial tank, we then dewater the sludge to meet minimum percent total solid requirements for approved disposal. The resulting material can be land-applied or disposed of in a landfill. Our sludge stabilization equipment can also be utilized to increase beneficial use and disposal options.
Only clean rainwater (with the exception of some permitted discharges) can be discharged to a storm drain. All work, construction, cleaning and other operations conducted outdoors must be carried out in a way that prevents wastewater and contamination such as trash, debris, dirt, construction materials and hazardous materials from entering storm drain systems. Examples of waste water that cannot be discharged to a storm drain include: Wash water from construction operations including, but not limited to, wash water from painting, stripping, sanding, abrasion, drywall and concrete operations, building washing operations, vehicle or equipment washing, as well as sidewalk, plaza and parking structure cleaning.