Phase II Environmental Site Assessment

If a Phase I ESA identifies potential contamination of the site by hazardous materials, a Phase II ESA may be conducted.

The Phase II ESA includes sampling and laboratory analysis to confirm the presence of hazardous materials. Some of the tests that may be performed include:

  • surficial soil and water samples
  • subsurface soil borings
  • groundwater monitoring well installation,
  • sampling, and analysis (may be appropriate on neighboring properties as well to determine the presence of contamination)
  • drum sampling (if any were left on the property)
  • sampling of dry wells, floor drains and catch basins
  • transformer/capacitor sampling for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • geophysical testing for buried tanks & drums
  • testing of underground storage tanks

Depending on the results of the samples, the Phase II ESA should outline additional site investigation needs, & potential remedial actions that may be required to clean up the property

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