greenough environmental consulting inc. - Phase II Environmental Site Assessment

By: Greenough  09-12-2011
Keywords: Environmental Consulting, Environmental Site Assessment, Using The Latest Equipment

Greenough Environmental Consulting Inc. (GEC) will arrange a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) with a fully qualified geoscientist/engineer. Phase II ESAs investigate the presence and extent of contamination on a property. They are usually conducted to address environmental concerns discovered during a Phase I ESA. These concerns may be due to:

  • Prior land use;
  • Buried materials;
  • Chemical storage/disposal;
  • Hazardous waste management;
  • Soil, groundwater, and/or surface water contamination; and
  • Asbestos, lead, other Designated Substances, mould, etc.

During a Phase II ESA, we conduct physical and chemical testing for substances in order to identify their presence (or absence), establish remedial requirements and quantify the potential liability or risk to the environment. Phase II tasks may include:

  • Sub-surface investigations requiring geophysical surveys and soil/groundwater sampling and analysis;
  • Soil vapour surveys;
  • Monitoring well installation;
  • Storage tank closure/abandonment;
  • Air and surface water sampling and analysis;
  • Asbestos surveys;
  • Designated Substance Surveys; and
  • Mould surveys.

With 30 years’ experience and comprehensive professional expertise, Greenough Environmental Consulting Inc. (GEC) staff are fully qualified to conduct mould and bacteria assessments in your home or office, using the latest equipment and sampling techniques. We will recommend safe, effective solutions to your mould and bacteria problems. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Keywords: Environmental Consulting, Environmental Site Assessment, Using The Latest Equipment

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greenough environmental consulting inc. - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

During a Phase I ESA we conduct a detailed visual survey of the property, a general visual survey of the immediate neighborhood, interviews with those familiar with the property, historical research using available records and aerial photographs to determine past uses of the property.


greenough environmental consulting inc. - Indoor Air Quality Assessment

Using the latest IAQ monitoring and sampling equipment, we will measure temperature, relative humidity and levels of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds and breathable airborne particles. That’s why the risks associated with poor indoor air quality – sometimes called building-related illness or “sick building syndrome” – have become a significant public health concern.


greenough environmental consulting inc. - Mould and Bacteria

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greenough environmental consulting inc. - Asbestos in Vermiculite

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greenough environmental consulting inc. - Asbestos Management

The Canada Labour Code and provincial legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario and the Act Respecting Occupational Health and Safety in Quebec, require owners of buildings with asbestos-containing materials to manage those materials in accordance with the applicable legislation. GEC’s best tool to manage ACMs in buildings is the Asbestos Management Plan or AMP.


greenough environmental consulting inc. - Designated Substances and Hazardous Materials

Separate regulations have been passed for each one, setting out the amount of the substance that workers can be exposed to in a given time period and the ways to control and measure the substance in the workplace. Before starting any construction or demolition on buildings or property, owners must give all prospective contractors and sub-contractors a Designated Substance Report.