Consulting Services

Services We Provide

Phase I

Phase II

Brownfields

Site Characterizations (PADEP Chapter 245-250)

USTIF

Home Heating Fuel Tank Investigation

Remedial Design

MEA offers a variety of remediation options based on the conditions encountered at a site. Characterization activities are conducted to assess the extent and types of contamination, a pilot test is then performed and based on the results, remediation options are selected to satisfy the specific requirements of the owner and the PADEP. MEA has worked extensively with the PADEP to obtain closure for numerous sites throughout Pennsylvania, including:

Brownfields locations, commercial gasoline facilities and private residences with home heating tank issues. MEA has also worked with the PAUSTIF to help clients obtain funding for remediation. MEA has a variety of mobile remediation systems that can be easily installed and removed. The systems are monitored remotely, and are all equipped with advance PLC panels that are programmed with remote monitoring software. References are available upon request.

Phase I - Environmental Assessment
Phase I Environmental Assessments are conducted in accordance with ASTME E 1527-13 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments. A Phase I Environmental Assessment is an important action a purchaser can take to learn about a property's past use, the environmental conditions at the site and adjoining sites, and the potential presence of hazardous substances. Hazardous waste cleanups can be very expensive and take years to complete. A Phase I Assessment has become an important factor in property transactions.

Based on the information gathered during the Phase I Assessment, MEA will prepare a bound report with appendices attached as warranted, summarizing the findings and provide professional opinions regarding the recognized environmental conditions at the site. Our staff have a minimum of 12 years of experience and produce a report in a format that is well organized and easy to read and understand. As necessary, MEA will make recommendations for additional work and provide associated cost estimates.

Phase II - Investigations
A Phase II Environmental Investigation is conducted to evaluate potential impacts to a property from recognized areas of environmental concern as identified by a Phase I Environmental Assessment. With the results of a Phase II Investigation, a prospective purchaser can better assess the financial liability/risks associated with a property; a property owner can establish an environmental base line for financial and insurance purposes; or, in the event that contamination is encountered, a property owner can evaluate options for remediation. A Phase II Investigation typically includes soil and/or groundwater sampling, a report that includes a description of the sampling activities (including a map) and interpretation of the analytical results. In the event that contamination is encountered, MEA can recommend and execute remedial activities.

Brownfields
MEA has, and is currently conducting baseline Environmental Assessments and Remediation of Brownfield sites in the Northeast Region. Several sites have been featured as success stories in the PADEP Annual Reports.

Site Characterizations
MEA can conduct site characterizations with very little subcontractor interaction. We have two Geoprobe® drill rigs, a PA State accredited lab and a host of field equipment. Having our own equipment allows flexibility in scheduling services. MEA has been providing Geoprobe® and laboratory services since the company was founded in 1992.

Home Heating Fuel Tank Investigation
MEA offers investigative services to determine the presence of contamination due to leaks or overfills of home heating fuel tanks. This type of investigation typically includes the collection of soil and/or groundwater samples for analysis. If contamination is encountered, MEA can provide recommendations to conduct remedial activities that are necessary to achieve PADEP approved standards of site cleanup.
Site Characterizations
MEA can conduct site characterizations with very little subcontractor interaction. We have two Geoprobe® drill rigs, a PA State accredited lab and a host of field equipment. Having our own equipment allows flexibility in scheduling services. MEA has been providing Geoprobe® and laboratory services since the company was founded in 1992.

Home Heating Fuel Tank Investigation
MEA offers investigative services to determine the presence of contamination due to leaks or overfills of home heating fuel tanks. This type of investigation typically includes the collection of soil and/or groundwater samples for analysis. If contamination is encountered, MEA can provide recommendations to conduct remedial activities that are necessary to achieve PADEP approved standards of site cleanup.
 
Underground Storage Tank Investigation Remediation for USTIF.
MEA has extensive experience investigating and remediating leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs). MEA can conduct remediation for LUST sites for a fixed price (FP) basis in order to ensure that the remediation is completed within the allotted budget and time frame.

The advantage of this type of remediation is that it provides the client with a fixed price and a sound estimate on a completion date so the liability associated with the site is well defined. This enables the client to plan for the future and for lending institutions or potential property buyers to make sound financial decisions for refinancing and/or purchasing the property.
 
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