Understanding how water interacts with the surface and subsurface environment at any contaminated location is critical to designing innovative and cost-effective remediation systems and site-management strategies.

By delineating and understanding the geology and hydrogeology affecting contaminated sites, our experts design strong conceptual site models and groundwater-remediation programs. Ultimately, hydrogeological characterization and modeling affects the performance of any remediation technologies deployed as a solution.

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These investigations and models help us better understand flow directions, pathways, rates of groundwater flow, potential receptors of groundwater, potential contaminants, and the extent of contamination in the subsurface environment. We take bold approaches to site conceptualization and frequently challenge traditional or pre-conceived notions pertaining to characterization or remedial strategies.

Hydrogeological Characterization: Collecting Useful Data in the Field

Some of the field methods we employ include borehole exploration, including coring, and two- and three-dimensional mapping of surface features. For groundwater-flow information, we monitor water elevations in wells and adjacent surface waters and perform aquifer tests using pumping or slug tests. We also conduct laboratory analysis of cores and borehole flowmeters. For subsurface chemistry, we collect soil and groundwater samples for analysis. If dense nonaqueous-phase liquid (DNAPL) is present, we collect samples and measure the thickness of free product.

Geosyntec's reliable data, coupled with our novel thinking, leads to a clearer understanding of site concepts by all parties involved. By implementing innovative remedies that emerge from our analysis of a site's hydrogeological conditions, we often find cost-saving strategies.

Hydrogeological Characterization: Success in Many Regulatory Environments

Additionally, Geosyntec practitioners offer clients a wealth of site characterization experience conducted under a wide range of regulatory environments. These range from state-led programs and projects that are regulated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Our professionals have the experience and technical knowledge to effectively advocate for innovative remedial strategies on behalf of our clients.

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