TSP's team of experts have extensive experience handling soil impacted with a wide range of substances including asbestos, petroleum, chlorinated hydrocarbon, herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, hazardous waste, PCBs and other hazardous materials. Every member of our field staff is 40-hour HAZWOPER trained and most also hold other certifications which directly relate to skills necessary to successfully perform soil remediation activities.
In addition to performing remediation by removing product from the ground, TSP also offers the option of immobilizing contaminants within a defined area. Our staff has experience with the use of sheet piling to form a physical underground barrier to prevent the flow of impacted groundwater through soil. This technique allows clients to limit their environmental liability without suffering the often high cost of traditional soil remediation techniques.
TSP has successfully completed soil remediation projects using techniques including:
- Air sparging
- Excavation and disposal
- In-situ soil remediation
- Low level thermal desorption
- Pump and Treat
TSP has numerous capabilities related to the remediation of groundwater. Our staff has completed several projects which included the abatement of light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL) (e.g. petroleum free product) and dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) (e.g. chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents). In addition, TSP staff has experience with remediating dissolved phase contaminants including petroleum, chlorinated hydrocarbon, herbicides, pesticides, PCBs and heavy metals.
TSP owns and operates a portable water treatment system which can be configured to enable the remediation of a wide variety of contaminants. This equipment allows TSP to perform groundwater remediation on job sites which require only temporary treatment of contaminated groundwater or which require remediation but do not have sufficient volume to warrant a more permanent treatment system.
TSP has design, build, field retrofit, installation, operation and maintenance experience with the following types of groundwater remediation systems:
- Air sparging
- Groundwater extraction and air stripping
- Liquid- and vapor-phase carbon adsorption
- Oxygen release compounds
- Oxidation and reduction
Hazardous Material Spill Response
TSP is one of twelve hazardous material spill emergency response contractors under contract to the State of Michigan. As an emergency response contractor, TSP is responsible for responding to hazardous material spills that pose an immediate risk to life, health, or the environment. Because the program size is limited to twelve contractors, TSP’s membership in the group represents a unique level of confidence in TSP’s ability to quickly respond and adapt to unexpected situations and to act with a high level of competence.
Hazardous Waste Remediation
TSP has significant experience in the remediation and disposal of hazardous wastes. Every member of TSP’s field staff has completed 40-hour HAZWOPER training and each has worked on numerous projects involving various types of hazardous waste. Our team understands the numerous liability issues associated with hazardous waste and has performed many operations under CERCLA, RCRA, and state regulations. TSP has experience both in planned remediation of known hazardous waste sites and in providing rapid response to the unexpected discovery or release of hazardous wastes which may be unknown in character.
When dealing with hazardous waste, TSP believes safety is the most important issue not only for our own employees, but for our vendors and clients as well. Over time, TSP has developed a comprehensive Health and Safety Program under which all employees are required to operate. Our employees have been trained in state of the art methods for avoiding unnecessary danger. TSP frequently works with clients to develop safer work methods for particular jobs. Through our commitment to safety, TSP can proudly say that we have never had an accident or injury related to hazardous waste.