Supporting Assessment and Remediation Activities at Contaminated Sites

On-Site Technical Services at an Abandoned Waste Oil Pit

CSS supported EPA as the field team leader on a removal assessment at an abandoned oil pit site in Oklahoma.  We developed the Quality Assurance Sampling Plan and site-specific Health and Safety plan for conducting waste sampling from inside a waste oil pit.  Our staff used an aerial manlift to oversee the collection of twelve waste samples from four separate locations within the pit.  We returned to the site to serve as the field team leader during the removal of the contaminated sludge.  In this role we:

  • supervised the EPA removal contractor;
  • prepared written and photographic documentation of removal activities;
  • conducted air monitoring during the pumping/excavation and loading of oil pit contents into disposal trucks for off-site disposal;
  • maintained copies of the non-hazardous waste manifests; and
  • prepared the final Oil Pollution Act Removal Report.

Additional Projects

Quick Response Guides for Emergency Response

CSS prepares tactical, field, and quick response guides used by EPA OSCs and other first responders to address a wide range of contaminants.

Predictive Modeling and the HABTracker

CSS scientists helped develop HABTracker, a HAB Forecast system.

ITC Tank Farm Fire Emergency Response

In response to a dangerous fire EPA ordered CSS’ senior field operations specialists to a facility near Houston where massive tanks stored highly flammable liquids to help manage emergency response activities.

Satellite Data Applications

Helping create a more environmentally sustainable, weather-ready, and secure nation through application of earth observation data  

Human Health Risk Assessment

We help advance the understanding of chemical effects on people and the environment.

IT Services

Our IT solutions meet clients’ evolving needs.

Safety, Health, & Environmental

We provide our clients with tools to protect their workforce, the public, and the environment.

Earth & Space Science Support & Operations

We deliver scientific support to advance our clients’ research goals.

Emergency Preparedness & Response

We help our clients prepare for and protect the health and environment of communities after disasters and hazmat releases.

Environmental Resource Assessment & Management

We apply science to address challenges affecting the nation’s natural resources.

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