Mining Facility Environmental Remediation and NORM Survey

About this Project

An international company is refurbishing and reusing a previously utilized mill, which has been a prominent fixture of Michigan’s mining history since the 1950’s. To date, over 9,500 pounds of hazardous waste and 21,000 pounds of non-hazardous waste has been removed from the site.

The managing construction contractor charged with the revitalization of the mill hired us to provide an array of environmental, health and safety (EHS) services to support remediation activities.

In fall of 2012, we provided the mining company with a waste characterization and disposal consultation for a planned demolition of a natural gas pressure reducing facility located within the site. Following protocol and methodology outlined in the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual, we conducted a survey for naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) on and within the surfaces of the natural gas piping and process elements planned for disposal.

We successfully provided the client with disposal guidance and subcontract assistance under Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Cleanup and Disposal Guidelines for Sites Contaminated with Radium-226. In addition, we coordinated with governmental agencies and ensured detailed communication with all parties regarding the waste streams and disposal methods.

Acting as Project Manager, we were responsible for overall project scope, budget, and schedule on behalf of the client.

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