Phase II Site Investigation

W&M has extensive experience with both limited and comprehensive Phase II Investigations. These projects are performed by experienced environmental scientists, engineers, and/or licensed professional geologists. W&M is a member of the ASTM technical subcommittee on Phase II Site Assessments. Data evaluation and Phase II reports are reviewed by senior staff many of which have 15 to 25 years of professional experience.

W&M has a proven track record of sampling at properties with services stations, dry cleaners, and industrial facilities along with oversight/review from attorneys and other consultants. Our Phase II investigations have included the assessment of RCRA metals, VOCs, SVOCs, herbicides, pesticides, PCBs, and dioxins.

Where appropriate, we base our sample analysis on a comprehensive review of site conditions, sources, and potential chemicals of concern and utilize lower cost analyses such as total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), selected metals (e. g., lead), and VOCs.

This process avoids wasted analyses on higher cost parameters like SVOCs, herbicides, pesticides, etc. that in many cases are not present at the site. If they are, we simply include them.

To avoid conflict of interest, W&M subcontracts the drilling of soil borings and monitoring wells to licensed professionals and often minority-owned, drillers. Sampling is conducted according to strict adherence to EPA and state agency guidance and even stricter internal standard operating procedures. Independent, NELAP certified, environmental analytical laboratories are used to analyze samples.