Clean-up strategies

During environmental remediation, pollution and contaminants are removed from a site’s soil, groundwater, sediment, or surface water to ensure that they don’t negatively impact human health or the environment.
SCS-TECHNOLOGY who is also an expert in environmental remediation services make sure to complete this process correctly, complying with all applicable regulatory requirements.


When determining how to clean up a site’s contamination,
SCS-TECHNOLOGY will take many different factors into consideration. These include the type of contaminant, extent of the impact, mediums that have been impacted (soil, groundwater, etc.), geological conditions, effectiveness of potential strategies, regulatory guidelines, and costs. Possible cleanup strategies include:

  • Excavation (removing contaminated soil or materials from a site)

  • In-Situ Injections (injecting chemical oxidants into groundwater or soil to eliminate contaminants)

  • Bioremediation (using microorganisms and/or specific types of plants to remove or neutralize pollutants)

  • Chemical Blending (blending chemicals into the contaminated area to neutralize contaminants)

  • Product Recovery (removing liquid and/or vapor-phase contaminant from the medium holding it)

  • Pump-and-Treat System (pumping contaminated groundwater out of the ground, treating it to remove contaminants, and then re-inserting it)

  • Soil Vapor Extraction (injecting air/steam into the ground and extracting and treating the vapors to purify the soil and groundwater)

  • Soil Encapsulation (permanently covering or capping contaminated soil to prevent direct contact and leaching of contaminants by rainwater infiltration)

After completion of the remediation SCS-TECHNOLOGY can perform a follow-up characterization to ensure that the concentrations of contaminants have decreased and all risks have been minimized. In addition, a long-term monitoring to evaluate the effectiveness of the technology can be provided.