September 12th Webinar: So Much to Do, So Little Time: Options for Environmental Due Diligence
 

There are multiple different options available for environmental due diligence, each varying in their complexity and the time it takes to complete them.  Frequently, the ty ...Read More




 

Blog Categories


Upcoming Webinars

Avoiding an Air Permit Violation When Your Permit Does Not Include All the Requirements
So Much to Do, So Little Time: Options for Environmental Due Dilligence
There's No Way Around It, Air Permitting is Here to Stay
An Apple a Day: Environmental Considerations for Healthcare Providers
Contaminated Soil and What You Can Do

Marketing Department

Soil contamination (or soil pollution) is caused by the presence of human made chemicals or other modifications in the natural soil environment. The contamination is usually caused by industrial activity, agricultural chemicals, or improper disposal of waste. The most common chemicals found in soils are petroleum hydrocarbons, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (such as naphthalene and benzo(a)pyrene), solvents, pesticides, lead, and other heavy metals.

The main concern when it comes to soil contamination is the risk it can pose to the health of those who come into contact with the soil. The risks can come from direct contact with the contaminated soil, vapors from the contaminants, or from secondary contamination of water supplies within and underlying the soil.

There are a few ways to remediate a contamination situation! Mapping of contaminated soil sites and the resulting cleanups are time consuming and expensive tasks, requiring extensive amounts of geology, hydrology, chemistry, computer modeling skills. Luckily, August Mack is equipped to help! Visit our website here to learn more!

Post Date: 1/25/2018



© August Mack Environmental, Inc.