Site Investigation

  • Site Characterization
  • Soil, Groundwater and Soil Gas Sampling
  • Data Interpretation
  • Risk-based Evaluation

Site investigations are critical in evaluating the nature and extent of soil and groundwater contamination and predicting future impacts. SAGE has conducted site investigations ranging from simple initial site characterization studies to complex surface and subsurface investigations throughout Utah and the Intermountain West. These assessments have included power plants, mines, steel mills, vehicle maintenance shops, and other commercial and industrial facilities.

Our approach to these assessments is to identify the likely potential sources of contamination based on the facility’s current/past practices, and then identify the contaminants and trace their movement through the air, soil, and water to determine the environmental impacts. We have investigated sites with releases of petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, coal tar, PCBs, pesticides, and metals. SAGE uses a risk-based approach to conducting site investigations that focuses on the potential for exposure to contaminants based on current and proposed future use of the property.