What is remediation and are you a candidate for it?
In the event that a leaking oil tank has been identified on your property, Steve Rich Environmental Contractors (SREC) has a fully qualified staff that will work diligently to execute a comprehensive plan for soil and ground water remediation in a timely, cost effective manner.
The soil remediation process always begins with the removal of the source of the contamination — SREC will remove your tank in accordance with NJDEP and USEPA regulations.
In most cases, SREC will determine the extent of the contamination and if there has been an impact to ground water as well as soil. That contaminated soil is then removed from your property and disposed at a licensed soil disposal facility.
Once it is believed that all contaminated soils have been removed, soil samples are taken from the excavation to confirm the integrity of the soil. Soil samples are sent to an NJDEP certified lab for analysis.
The excavation is backfilled with certified clean fill up to rough grade.
If ground water is encountered during excavation activities, a ground water investigation must be conducted according to NJDEP regulations. Typically, ground water investigations are conducted through the homeowner’s insurance carrier because it is generally considered a third party liability claim.
SREC works closely with the insurance company’s consulting firm to determine the ground water quality and steps for remediation when necessary.
Upon completion of all site remediation projects, a full Remedial Action Report will be prepared for submission to the NJDEP. Once accepted, the NJDEP will issue a No Further Action (NFA) for your property.
SREC will work closely with you and the NJDEP to facilitate the completion of your project to the point of No Further Action.