Site Investigations (SI) are generally undertaken following the completion of a PA to evaluate an area with the presence or potential presence of environmental liabilities at the subject property. A SI is an intrusive investigation completed to confirm the findings of the PA. A Remedial Investigation (RI) is completed following a SI to finalize delineation of impacts, if necessary. SI/RI may include the following: collection of soil and groundwater samples, tank testing services, tank location services, drilling, and/or test-pitting.
Brilliant performs soil and groundwater investigations to evaluate whether contamination is present on a property and to what extent. This typically involves installing and sampling of well points and/or groundwater observation wells; analyzing unknown residues or wastes; and leak testing, or other evaluation of underground storage tanks/areas of concerns.
Brilliant utilizes state-of-the-art technologies in conducting soil and groundwater investigations, including soil gas monitoring, ground-penetrating radar, and electromagnetic induction. These technologies are accepted by regulatory agencies and can save property owners or other responsible parties both time and money.
- Probability of a site problem
- Extent of the problem
- Potential financial liability
- Potential human health effects
- Technical options for corrective action
- Cost of corrective action
Brilliant also has strong risk assessment capabilities, including a range of models for complicated situations. Risk assessment has become an important and accepted analytical tool for evaluating the significance of sampling results, particularly when standards do not exist.
A SI/RI Report will summarize the potential magnitude of the environmental impact and recommend solutions or additional investigation.