Earlier this spring, Northgate Engineer Nicky Robinson presented at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation’s 28th Annual International West Coast Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air.
Nicky presented a remediation case study entitled, “Minimizing Environmental Exposure by Incorporating Redevelopment Design in Remediation of Former Wood Treatment Facility”. Her poster explored the management and mitigation of a 12-acre remediation of soil, groundwater, and soil vapor at a site that historically served as a wood treatment facility and an oilfield for the past 70 years. The site was impacted with pentachlorephenol, metals, VOCs, dioxins/furans, and methane. The remedial design utilized a multi-component cap and vapor mitigation system that incorporated the design of a new cold-storage facility at the site. Ultimately, Northgate’s approach provided efficient and cost effective mitigation with a reduced environmental exposure compared to other remedial options.
For the past 27 years, this annual AEHS conference has brought the environmental science community together by providing a forum to facilitate the exchange of information of technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation programs. Nicky and other attendees were provided the opportunity to exchange findings, ideas, and recommendations in a professional setting.
Northgate also actively participates in the Sustainable Urban Remediation Forum (SURF) that partnered with the AEHS Foundation through technical presentations, sessions, a booth, and co-location of their annual business meeting. Northgate looks forward to its continued support of both AEHS and SURF, and the various conferences and workshops they facilitate through the year.