Western Technologies provides the engineering and scientific expertise essential to successful implementation of environmental projects. Property site assessment, investigation, compliance, feasibility study, asbestos consultation, air quality and remedial services should be provided by practical, experienced professionals to minimize potential liability. Western Technologies provides the local knowledge essential to satisfy financial institutions, governmental entities, and real estate requirements relating to managing environmental risk.
Environmental assessments assist with the critical analysis of potential environmental liabilities associated with real property acquisition and ownership, as well as business operations and management. Quality of information obtained through diligent review and analysis can greatly impact economic outcomes affecting the owner, buyer, seller and lender. Western Technologies specializes in helping to identify and understand the risks in a clear and concise manner.
- Phase I & II ESAs
- Phase III ESAs including Corrective Actions & Risk Assessments
- Underground Storage Tanks
The rapid growth of environmental regulatory requirements creates many challenges for large multi-national corporations and single-facility operations alike. These requirements address water, air, wastes, hazardous wastes, and the release and reporting of hazardous substances. The expanding regulatory umbrella continues to grow. Western Technologies' staff coordinates and manages environmental permitting and compliance programs to reduce our clients' risk of costly environmental remediation or regulatory enforcement.
- Facility Audits
- Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plans
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
Remediation & Clean-Up
In soil and groundwater remediation actions, environmental consultants are called upon to monitor groundwater, compare remedial alternatives and draft an action plan. The key to effective site remediation lies in the quality of site characterization that identifies the vertical and lateral extent of soil contamination and the degree and extent of groundwater impact. The characterization data guides the design of feasibility testing and the contaminant migration analysis necessary for choosing appropriate remedial actions.
Western Technologies' design experience covers a range of remediation technologies, including both in-situ and ex-situ physical / chemical and biological treatment processes. Western engineers are continually evaluating innovative applications of existing technologies to ensure that only the most efficient, cost-effective solutions are selected for implementation.
- Site Investigations
- Remedial Action Plans & Alternatives
- System Design, Permitting & Installation
Historically, asbestos fibers were widely incorporated into building projects due to special industrial and construction qualities of the material. After asbestos became known for posing adverse health factors in humans, asbestos-containing materials became used more sparingly but are still utilized in construction. Western Technologies helps many types of clients meet their regulatory requirements to test suspect materials for asbestos prior to renovation or construction. We provide inspection, assessment, analyses, monitoring, and remediation strategies as appropriate.
- Building Inspections
- Operation & Maintenance Plans
- Awareness training
- Abatement Design & Oversight
Most structures built before 1960 contain heavily-leaded paint, and some structures built as recently as 1978 may also contain lead paint. Today, these materials are known for posing adverse health factors in humans. Many different regulations affect the removal of lead-based paint. These include federal and state regulations outlining requirements for exposure minimization, personnel and occupant protection, removal techniques, and disposal. Data gathered from the inspection is used to advise property owners, managers, and occupants about the locations of lead in the home or commercial structure.
- Paint Inspections
- Risk Assessment & Control Plans
Conditions such as inadequate ventilation, heating and cooling issues, mold, vehicle and/or chemical odors, and water leaks can cause indoor air quality (IAQ) problems and trigger employee concerns and complaints. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later. The key to effectively evaluating potential health and safety concerns for a building's occupants begins with accurate and thorough monitoring for indoor air contaminants.
- Biological & Chemical Monitoring
- Physical Assessments & Abatement Design