Site Investigation & Remediation

Environmental remediation is First Environment’s specialty. We’ve been performing site investigations, remedial design, and associated services since the firm’s early days beginning in 1987. As a result, we’ve earned a reputation for solving and mediating complex environmental challenges facing Fortune 500 corporations, federal and state agencies, and local clients. With three in-house New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) and various state-licensed Professional Engineers (PEs), Professional Geologists (PGs), Certified Ground Water Professionals (CGWPs), and PhD-level scientists, our staff possesses expert knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations affecting environmental engineering and design. Our personnel have incorporated these requirements into hundreds of remedial projects over the past two decades, including multi-million dollar contracts spanning more than a decade. Our work experience ranges from simple Preliminary Assessments (for industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and residential properties), to complex groundwater remedial actions, Brownfields redevelopments, and National Priorities List clean-ups across the country.

First Environment has firmly-established competencies in all areas of site investigation and remediation, ensuring a project approach that takes into consideration client goals, future uses of the site, timing issues, risk management, and cost requirements. We have experience implementing innovative technologies and approaches with the potential to shorten remedial timeframes, be less intrusive and disruptive to normal site activities, and reduce overall project costs. In addition, in cases of property sales, regulatory issues, or potential responsible party determinations, First Environment’s litigation and regulatory experts work collaboratively with our remediation team to provide a complementary suite of expert witness, regulatory compliance, and due diligence support as our clients require.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Soil, sediment, and groundwater delineation
  • UST removals
  • Aquifer testing
  • Wetlands delineation and restoration
  • Groundwater and transport modeling
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Litigation support
  • In-the-field data analysis
  • Remedial design
  • Construction management
  • Building decommissioning
  • Agency negotiations
  • Pilot systems construction and operation
  • Public presentations
  • Risk assessments
  • Treatment studies
  • Risk-based cleanup alternatives
  • Drain and pipeline tracing
  • Site redevelopment

Our Work

PFAS in Groundwater Interim Remedial Measure (IRM) Workplan for Westchester County Airport

Client: Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation
Location: Westchester, NY

Complete Site Work Plan, Investigation and Analysis for Castle Point VA Medical Center

Client: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System
Location: Castle Point, NY

PCB and Metals Remediation for Brownfields Redevelopment at ASARCO Smelting and Refining Facility

Client: Environmental Liability Transfer
Location: Perth Amboy, NJ

Pre-Demolition Asbestos-Containing Material Survey at Former Bristol-Myers Products Research and Development Facility

Client: 1350 Liberty Ave, LLC
Location: Hillside, NJ

Site Remediation of UST for Former Buck Trust Property

Client: Chubb Insurance
Location: Far Hills, NJ

Anniston Army Depot Open Burn/Open Detonation Semi-Annual Groundwater Sampling

Client: U.S. Department of Defense – Army Contracting Command (ACC) Warren
Location: Anniston, AL

Veterans Field Remediation

Client: Borough of Edgewater c/o Neglia Engineering
Location: Edgewater, NJ

Remedial Investigation Activities for Residential Properties

Client: Plymouth Rock Insurance Company
Location: New Jersey

PCB and VOC Remediation at Former Witco-Brainards/Chemtura Facility

Client: Environmental Liability Transfer
Location: Harmony, NJ

Streambank Remediation and Soil and Groundwater Containment at Wilsey Bennett, Inc.

Client: Wilsey Bennett, Inc.
Location: Cartaret, NJ

Site Investigation and Remediation at Former Tube Manufacturing Site

Client: Aspen Hill Holdings, c/o Herold Law, PA
Location: Bridgewater, NJ

PCB and VOC Remediation at Former Potter Company NPL Site

Client: BFEL, Inc.
Location: Wesson, MS

Soil, Groundwater, and Surface Water Remediation at Isolatek/U.S. Minerals Site

Client: Isolatek International
Location: Stanhope, NJ

Brownfield Redevelopment at Former Walter Kidde Site

Client: Route 21 Associates c/o Gibbons, PC

Location: Bellville, NJ