Groundwater Contamination and Remediation


A bi-product of the industrial revolution throughout the world is that we have inadvertently created hundreds of thousands of contaminated sites. These sites threaten clean surface water and groundwater resources, leading to potential natural ecosystem (aquatic and terrestrial) and human health impacts. Investigation of potential impacts requires a thorough site investigation, comprehensive data management, expert interpretation, and risk assessment.

AquaResource offers advanced data management, GIS and modeling services for impact assessments in accordance with:

  • Conceptual Site Model (CSM) Development
  • RCRA Facilities Investigations (RFI)
  • Brownfield Risk Assessment
  • Corrective Action Plans (CAPs)
  • Corrective Measures Studies (CMSs)
  • Remedial Action Plan (RAP)
  • Risk-Based Decision Making

Advanced technological tools allow AquaResource to understand the migration of groundwater contaminants, and also design and analyze remediation alternatives. Some of the key service areas where AquaResource can help your organization include: 

Aqueous and Soil Concentration Data Management 

  • Structured organization of water and soil chemistry data for real-time use in environmental management decisions.

Contaminant Zone Delineation 

  • 3D interpolation and visualization of field data to characterize contaminated zones and design remedial systems.

Fate and Transport Simulations 

  • Simulation of contaminant migration, degradation, and retardation processes for impact assessment and remedial system design.

Fracture Dominated Migration

  • Evaluation of potential contaminant impacts in fractured rock or clay settings where these features create preferential contaminant pathways.

Matrix Diffusion and Degradation Assessment

  • Quantification of matrix diffusion, chemical and biological degradation processes on contaminant fate and migration.

Seawater Intrusion Modeling

  • Simulations of seawater intrusion (density dependent transport) for near-shore environments to predict impact levels and evaluate mitigation designs.

Remediation Alternative Evaluation

  •  Application of modeling tools to quantify the effectiveness of various remediation alternatives.

Monitoring System Evaluation  

  •  Evaluation of monitoring systems to indicate potential areas of water level and chemistry data gaps, and target additional field reconnaissance efforts.