Category: Historical Site Process Audit
Developing a Conceptual Site Model- Contaminant Pathways and Receptors
When developing a conceptual site model (CSM), the focus moves from the initial review of background information to the identification of potential contaminants of concern. Investigation into the site’s historical background should identify past site owners and operators, which would identify contaminants likely to be present at the site. For example, if past operations on...
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Changing Course in a Phase II ESA
As an environmental consulting team, AEL understands that even the best laid plans may need to change during a site investigation. Recently, we began investigating a site near Toronto and found evidence of a buried tank that had not been evident in the Phase I ESA. The team had to change the areas of focus,...
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