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Technology to Accelerate Soil Cleanup

Technology to Accelerate Soil Cleanup

Technology to Accelerate Soil Cleanup
​Chicago, Illinois

The Challenge

The client was purchasing a property where lead contamination was found during a Phase II assessment.  The purpose of a Phase II was to identify if contamination was present at the site, but not to determine the full extent of the contamination.  A site investigation was necessary to determine how large of an area was impacted and how deep the contamination was.  Remediation needed to be performed in one day since the client did not own the property yet and the current business was still operating.  Hanis Consulting was up to the challenge.

The Solution

Hanis Consulting leveraged technology to reduce the time in the field, reduce costs, and to eliminate additional trips to the site.  During the site investigation, a handheld analyzer was used to determine the approximate lead concentrations with depth at each boring location.  This gave us a high-resolution profile of the soil and allowed us to collect minimal soil samples for laboratory analysis.  Now that we had an idea of the extent of lead contamination, the remediation was planned.  During the remediation, the analyzer was again used to determine what soil was impacted and needed to be transported off-site.  

The Result

Our plan minimized the amount of clean soil that was removed with the impacted soil and reduced time and costs. Unnecessary transportation and disposal fees were avoided and backfill to replace the excavated soil was minimized.  The remediation was completed without issue and within the tight constraints of the transaction.



Not only does Eric Hanis truly understands the area of environmental, but he is also able to present it in a way that a lay person would be able to comprehend. He is very thorough, thoughtful, and timely.

Amit Patel

Hanis consulting solved a sink hole problem at our church that many others weren’t able to find a solution for. They were professional, timely, and had expertise that helped them solve our problem for good. I would recommend them to anyone.

Mike Willis

Whenever I am representing a client on a commercial purchase or sale, I encourage them to use Hanis Consulting for their environmental analysis. I know that they will get an honest assessment of any issues and will be assured that if there are problems with the property, that Eric will approach the situation in a manner that will provide resolution. Resolving environmental problems can be extremely costly.
You want to make sure that you are dealing with someone who will approach the
situation with honesty and integrity. You can be confident that you will get that in dealing with Eric.

Erica Minchella, Attorney/President

Eric is a seasoned professional for any type of property requiring environmental assessment or remediation. He is reliable and qualified.

Joan Jacobs

Excellent work and service on a timely basis.

Sue Melchiorre