From the video,’ What You Should Know About Integrated Site Remediation,’ it is clear that there has been an increased focus on on-site remediation of industrial sites over the last decade. Site remediation service entails cleaning up or restoring a site previously contaminated with hazardous substances.
The goal of site remediation is to restore it to be used for its intended purpose without endangering human health and the environment.
Site remediation straddles an interdisciplinary set of disciplines and subdisciplines, including, but not limited to, environmental sciences, engineering, public health, and safety.
The process is often complicated by multiple contaminants with different physical and chemical properties that permeate through the soil, into groundwater, or even the air. Integrated Site Remediation (ISR) involves several stages of investigation and decision-making that are usually not applied simultaneously.
Integrated also means a mitigation of a problem that is cost-effective and does not create or increase future environmental problems. The objective of ISR is the same as traditional site remediation, to clean up contaminated soil, groundwater, and sediments. In this case, however, multiple goals are applied rather than focusing on just one goal, such as cleaning up the soil or sediments.
The ISR process begins with an understanding of what has happened at a site during environmental investigations and ends with either further investigation if necessary or with decisions on how to clean up contaminated soils.