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The development of any brownfield is a complicated task. But the minute someone discovers that fuel, oil, coal tar or creosote has been spilled or leaked on the site, everything gets more complicated—from legal issues to the project’s budget. Fortunately, there are some often-ignored technologies available to effectively design remediation programs, which can, in turn, reduce legal exposure and keep costs under control. Many believe that it’s time to start looking into these instruments to enable project stakeholders to obtain the full picture of their brownfield. Old Habits Die Slowly To locate and map out the subsurface contamination in brownfields, contractors have traditionally been hired to take physical soil samples. Using drilling rigs or direct-push platforms, such as Geoprobe systems or cone penetrometer technology (CPT), the contractors bore multiple holes. As they drill down, contractors take samples at intervals, sometimes at spacings of every five feet. When finished with one…Log In to Read Full Article

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