Since 1980, the Superfund program has played a vital role in protecting human health and the environment across the United States. In rural communities and cities, suburbs and industrial areas, the program has responded to uncontrolled hazardous waste releases and has directed the cleanup of some of the nation’s most contaminated lands.
Cleaning up Superfund sites is a complex and multi-phased process. Since 2000, WET has provided technical services to various clients, including private companies, regulatory agencies and communities affected by Superfund sites, across Montana and the Rocky Mountain region. Our firm provides detailed site investigation and characterization services, remedial design, construction management, and monitoring services on sites with contaminants of concern including heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, and other hazardous materials from abandoned mine lands, large industrial sites, and chemical/agricultural facilities. Contaminated media has included soil, stream sediments, ground water, surface water, and air quality.
We have also developed multi-faceted policies, programs, and other tools that help enable the reuse of contaminated properties. We have had the privilege of helping local stakeholders understand the human health, environmental, regulatory and reuse issues associated with these sites, so that they can be more-informed participants in decisions that profoundly impact their lives. Our professionals have designed and implemented institutional controls and community protective measure programs for local governing entities that facilitate management and maintenance of reclaimed areas.
WET has extensive experience performing work under CERCLA, CECRA, and RCRA frameworks at both federal and state levels. From site investigation to remedial planning and design, to construction and long-term operation, WET can provide complete project life cycle support. In particular, WET excels in adding value to our clients on complex remediation sites — those that benefit from unconventional approaches — including sites with multiple impacts and pathways, remedies in saturated environments, and competing and often divergent stakeholder priorities.