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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

What you need to know about PFAS – the Forever Chemicals 

PFAS, also referred to as Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs), are a hot topic in the environmental consulting industry. Public concern about these chemicals continues to increase. Environmental regulators at both the state and federal levels are discussing the concern as the science struggles to keep up with the speed of public interest and the pressure to “do something.” In most instances, the efforts of individual states are greater and more focused due to the slower pace of federal action.

Loureiro helps our clients understand the environment at their sites, drawing on decades of experience and expertise to perform thorough assessments of site media, including soil, groundwater, air, surface water, and sediment. This experience includes helping clients navigate the issues surrounding the emerging topic of PFAS. With our research, understanding, and experience, we can foster thoughtful solutions that make sense for your Site. We are mindful of the pace of changes in the local, state, and federal regulations that will affect your Site and operations as you grapple with PFAS concerns

SITE INVESTIGATION

Loureiro has conducted comprehensive site investigations addressing PFAS impacts. These investigations have addressed PFAS impacts associated with the following:

  • former fire training areas
  • recent foam deployment and releases
  • landfills
  • metal finishing facilities
  • metal hydroxide sludge surface impoundments

Loureiro’s engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, chemists, environmental specialists, and technicians have the expertise in completing PFAS site characterization needed to cost-effectively define the nature and extent of contamination, quantify risk, and develop the solution that best fits the site. Through Loureiro’s investigation and assessment services, we gather the data necessary to understand the risks and risk drivers, as well as potential impacts on your business decisions. Often using an iterative approach, we leverage our background in engineering and the sciences, employing the most appropriate and cost-effective characterization tools to get you the information you need, when you need it.

REMEDIATION

PFAS contamination can make your project more complex and more costly, and evaluating the impacts of current and historic operations on the environmental condition of a property can be costly and confusing. Once these impacts are determined, the identification, evaluation and implementation of the appropriate remedial approach is necessary. Risk-based, cost-effective, and systematic: these are the guidelines for what we deliver, each and every time.

Without the right expertise, it can be daunting to understand the potential risk associated with contamination and  assess and implement the cleanup, or whether cleanup is even necessary. And, we partner with our clients and the relevant regulatory stakeholders to identify solutions that meet your compliance and business objectives.

PFAS contamination can make your project more complex and more costly, and evaluating the impacts of current and historic operations on the environmental condition of a property can be costly and confusing. Without the right expertise, it can be daunting to understand the potential risk associated with contamination and  assess the cost of cleanup, or whether cleanup is even necessary. Loureiro’s engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, chemists, environmental specialists, and technicians have the expertise in completing PFAS site characterization needed to cost-effectively define the nature and extent of contamination, quantify risk, and develop the solution that best fits the site.

Through Loureiro’s investigation and assessment services, we gather the data necessary to understand the risks and risk drivers, as well as potential impacts on your business decisions. Often using an iterative approach, we leverage our background in engineering and the sciences, employing the most appropriate and cost-effective characterization tools to get you the information you need, when you need it.Risk-based, cost-effective, and systematic: these are the guidelines for what we deliver, each and every time.

PFAS General Information 

PFAS Informational Update
In Situ Treatment

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