Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
The Environmental Group Conducts Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
What is a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)?
Following a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)-identified environmental condition or potential for contamination, The Environmental Group will conduct a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment. It is the next step in the process of determining environmental contamination.
The Phase II ESA, also referred to as a “subsurface investigation” or “site investigation,” typically consists of collecting a series of soil and soil gas. This process includes sampling for vapor intrusion and groundwater samples which are then sent to a laboratory to determine if the property is negatively impacted.
What is the Process of a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment?
Soil and groundwater samples are collected at a few locations where the highest likelihood of releases has occurred. Once collected, the samples are then sent to a laboratory to determine how many contaminants are present in the soil and groundwater.
If contaminants are present, more soil and groundwater samples are collected and analyzed from additional locations until the entire soil and groundwater contamination area has been determined.
Once the extent of soil and groundwater contamination has been determined, remediation activities can begin.