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Investigation

Soil investigations are commonly conducted when contamination is suspected at a site, often following a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.  Site investigations, or Phase II investigations, include the collection of soil samples throughout a site to determine whether, and at what level, contamination is present.  Samples representative of conditions present at the site should be collected.

The choice of analyses for samples taken in support of a site investigation will vary based on the site location and contamination situation.  Many states provide guidance concerning the analyses required for soil investigations.  When guidance is not available, it is advisable that customers analyze samples for suspected constituents of concern identified in the Phase I investigation.  TestAmerica’s industry leading portfolio of analyses ensures that we are able to provide customers a single source solution for their site investigation needs, reducing complexity and cost associated with utilizing multiple labs.

The results from analyses conducted in the lab can be utilized to determine the next steps for a site.  If wide spread contamination is present at a site, additional site investigation activities may be required to understand the extent of the contamination.  Working with a laboratory network as large and seamlessly connected as TestAmerica, provides the scalability required to meet your site investigation needs, whether small or large. 

TestAmerica Experience

TestAmerica provides analytical services and field support for international consulting firms conducting Phase II site investigations and underground storage tank projects in several Asian countries. Data are produced to meet USEPA, international and country-specific technical and defensibility criteria. TestAmerica assists by providing project management, coordinating international sample shipments and provides technical support covering multiple countries, including very remote project locations.