Remedial Services

ACT’s Remedial Services provide customers access to innovative technologies to control and eliminate the sources and impacts of contamination. ACT combines tried-and-true methods with state-of-the-art technologies to design the most cost-effective remedial systems available.

ACT uses remedial systems that operate themselves, allowing you to eliminate costs and liabilities well before remediation is complete. Monitoring costs are kept to a minimum using Biologic wireless remote monitoring systems that provide real-time critical system parameters and alarms on a 24/7/365 basis.

Advance Cleanup Technologies Remedial Services

Leaking Underground Tank Site

Installation of Remedial Piping

From simple underground storage tank removals to complex soil, soil vapor and groundwater restoration, our staff can plan, design and construct remedial systems that are tailored to the client’s project scope and budget. ACT can implement the most cost effective remedy for your project’s requirements.

Underground storage tanks are commonly found during due diligence inquiries in real estate transactions or property redevelopment. They require closure in accordance with federal, state and municipal regulations, which include tank registration, removal or filling with foam, sand or concrete. Since 1998, soil sampling is required beneath or adjacent to the tank pit. A Tank Closure Report should also document all closure activities including waste manifests.

Localized areas of contamination, known as “Hot Spots”, require special handling and regulatory reporting, especially if discovered during property redevelopment. In many instances, an Interim Remedial Measure Work Plan can be submitted to the regional regulatory office so the Hot Spot can be removed and development continued without significant delay.

Where excavation cannot remove all contaminated soil, chemical and biological remediation has become the most expeditious means of obtaining a no further action letter in a short timeframe. The area of contamination is gridded out and a mixture of chemical oxidizer and biological nutrients is injected into the ground to oxidize the contamination and spur natural biodegradation.

Volatile organic compounds or VOCs such as gasoline, dry cleaning fluid and other industrial chemicals can be efficiently removed from the ground as vapors rather than in dissolved groundwater. Soil vapor extraction systems create vacuums around contaminated areas, which efficiently remove VOCs from of the ground. For significant groundwater contamination, air sparge systems force pressurized air under the VOC plume so they can be vacuumed from the ground.

remedial-ssds-piping-smLike soil vapor extraction, Sub-Slab Depressurization Systems (SSDS) produce vacuums under buildings to prevent soil vapor from entering air inside the buildings. Unlike soil vapor extraction systems, the SSDS produces acceptable air quality inside the building and without removing contaminated soil vapor that may require expensive treatment.

Chemical releases that are not amenable by other technologies may require remediation through classic groundwater recovery and treatment, which can contain and remove dissolved or separate-phase contamination over time. Groundwater recovery and treatment systems require several years to show significant improvements in groundwater quality. Wireless telemetry systems are an excellent way of eliminating expensive long-term monitoring charges.

ACT employs Biologic wireless telemetry systems on all projects requiring long-term operation, maintenance and monitoring to track remedial activities in real time and report variations from optimum operating conditions. Biologic telemetry systems log data on a 24/7/365 basis and report alarm conditions via SMS and email alerts, thus reducing inspections to when they are actually needed. Biologic telemetry systems will produce immediate cost savings by reducing site inspections and wear and tear on vehicles and equipment.