As the global stewardship emerges towards stringent environmental awareness, assessment of potential environmental effects serves as a framework in the planning of sustainable development. Be it an industrial infrastructure or a commercial land-use project, our environmental engineers work relentlessly to identify and assess the risks pertaining to environmental contamination in soil, water or sediments.
Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is primarily defined as a systematic qualitative process to assess the environmental liabilities of a site. The assessment is tiered into three major phases. Phase I ESA is to determine if evidence of potential or actual contamination exists in connection with a site, which may be present as a result of current or past activities on the site or neighbouring properties. The scope of work is a non-intrusive investigation which involves reviewing of historical records, interviews with relevant personnel, site visit and evaluation of information & report. It’s only a revelation of potential sources of contamination in Phase I that leads to Phase II verification by sampling and analysis of soil and groundwater. A Phase III ESA is undertaken when the contamination is confirmed to exist at a particular site.
How we offer to help:
- ESA Phase I for commercial or industrial real estate acquisition and banking reliability
- ESA Phase II for identifying the presence of any adverse environmental impact due to the previous occupancy on a particular property.
- ESA Phase III for cleaning-up/remediation of an existing liability on a property due to the migration off the contamination to the adjacent property or an order from a regulatory agency.