How We Work
Our process considers every phase in a heavy metal soil remediation lifecycle, from planning to treatment to the final outcome. Here’s what you can expect:
Expert Project Evaluation
Every site has particular characteristics, goals, and requirements. It’s also got a history. To provide the best and most effective treatment technology for your site, we start with a comprehensive soil treatment evaluation. We look at the site’s history and assess the metals of concern and degree of contamination. We review your existing cleanup objectives and define the regulatory parameters specific to the project.
The next step is to obtain representative samples of your soil for treatability testing. We use several proprietary reagents in a range of concentrations. The treated samples are analyzed at pre-qualified local laboratories, which may include a Bench-Scale Treatability Study if warranted.
We combine the information collected during sample testing and a range of other factors — layout, quality and type of material, cleanup goals and state/federal regulations — to design a treatment recommendation. No two treatment recommendations will be the same: we address the specific conditions of your site.
Some cases may require a pilot study to assess the reagent recipe and treatment approach, or to meet documentation requirements. We will prepare and treat 100 –200 cubic yards of impacted soils with the reagent blend under actual site conditions. We gather and compare soil samples before and after treatment. Based on results, we may refine the reagent recipe, dosage and application plan.
Soil Treatment Plan
Our full Soil Treatment Plan (STP) includes final recommendations on reagents, dosage and applications, and all aspects of the project from on-site engineers to materials delivery to application timeline and waste transportation. We address issues such as dust suppression, stockpile maintenance, and site access. We create a Job Safety Analysis (JSA), outlining every step in the treatment process and requisite behaviors and standards. This supplements the site’s existing health and safety plan.
On the designated start date, we will be ready with all materials and plans on hand — and site chemical application begins. Depending on the STP, we can treat up to 1,500 tons of heavy-metal contaminated soil per day. We’ll work in tandem with your engineers to ensure compliance, site safety, and containment, and ensure optimal quality assurance and quality control. We stay hands-on from start to finish, ensuring the site is rendered non-hazardous — so your project can continue.
Quest Diagnostic Headquarters
Soil Solutions HMR was the soil remediation contractor for Quest Diagnostic Headquarters in New Jersey- treating 25,000 tons of lead-contaminated soil
Ore Hill Mine Site Restoration
Soil Solutions HMR treated the CERCLA abandoned mine tailings in Ore Mine Site Warren, NH ex-situ treatment of 50,400 tons of lead and zinc impacted soil.
Weymouth Neck Project
Soil Solutions HMR provided in-situ treatment and processing of arsenic and lead-bearing soil at Weymouth Neck (Conoco Phillips, URS, Clean Harbors)
Settling Lagoon Solidification
Soil Solutions HMR was contracted for the solidification of Lead impacted sediments in a settling lagoon at the American Optical facility in Massachusetts.
MIT Housing Project
Soil Solutions HMR provided in-situ chemical fixation for MIT's Lansdowne Street New Housing and Construction project building on lead-impacted soils.
Route 146 Extension Project
Massachusetts Hwy Dept contracted Soil Solutions HMR for ex-situ chemical fixation on lead-impacted soils in the extension of Route 146 in Worcester.
Boston Convention Center Project
The Boston Redevelopment Authority contracted Soil Solutions HMR for the Boston convention center during the Big Dig in Boston, conducting ex-situ thermal desorption and chemical fixation.
Work With Us
Heavy metals contamination shouldn’t stop your construction project — and treating it shouldn’t be a mystery. Start by finding out how you can work with us. Our rigorous, 3rd party-verified soil treatment evaluations will determine the extent of contamination and the most effective chemical formulations and applications for treating your site.