Emergency & disaster response incident

  • Client: Petroleum Transport
  • Location: Ridgeville, SC

HES was retained to assist on an emergency response incident involving an overturned petroleum transport tanker near Ridgeville, South Carolina. The tanker was traveling Eastbound on a major highway when it struck another vehicle in the roadway. The driver lost control of the tractor trailer, which then left the roadway before overturning and coming to rest in the SCDOT right-of-way.


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land acquisition - PHASE I & II ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT

  • Client: Major mining and aggregate production company
  • Location: Richmond, VA

HES was retained by a major mining and aggregate production company to perform a Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment on a property parcel as part of an acquisition. The property was formerly utilized for industrial purposes, with a historic use as a fertilizer production facility dating to the mid-1800s.


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Environmental due diligence & rapid remediation

  • Client: Commercial development company
  • Location: Raleigh, NC

HES was retained by a commercial development company to conduct environmental due diligence activities associated with the development of a multiple-parcel, 200 acre area intended as a mixed use retirement community. The property was formerly utilized as a farm and a single-family residence.


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convenience store with petroleum-impacted soil & groundwater

  • Client: Commercial Business Broker
  • Location: Raleigh, NC

HES was retained by a commercial business broker to take over an environmental remediation project from another consultant. Petroleum impacted soil and groundwater were discovered at the site in the mid-1990s. Several remediation strategies had been attempted and numerous groundwater monitoring events had been performed at the site prior to HES’ involvement.


EMERGENCY environmental waste profiling

  • Client: Commercial container corporation
  • Location: Clayton, NC

HES was retained to conduct emergency environmental sampling following an industrial fire at a commercial printing and container manufacturer. A large portion of the building containing various ink, solvent and lubricant products was partially consumed. Water and foam products applied during fire suppression activities mixed with the chemicals stored at the facility, entered the facility stormwater system, and were eventually discharged to nearby surface water streams.


EMERGENCY & disaster response

  • Client: Confidential major petroleum transport company
  • Location: Greenville, NC

Highlands Environmental Solutions, Inc. (HES) was retained to assist on an emergency response incident involving an overturned petroleum transport tanker near Greenville, North Carolina. The subject tanker was involved in two-vehicle collision, overturned, and caught fire on a major U.S. Highway. The resulting fire consumed the pavement of the highway, and two nearby structures. An undetermined volume of gasoline was released, and unconsumed fuel was absorbed by the sandy surficial soils in the areas.


emergency and disaster response

  • Client: Motor freight transport company
  • Location: Kenly, NC

HES was retained to assist on an emergency response incident involving a tractor trailer that had left an interstate highway and entered a river.

Damage from the collision resulted in the release of an estimated 250 gallons of diesel fuel, motor oil and other petroleum lubricants to the ground surface and surface water body. Additionally, the cargo being transported in the trailer portion of the unit was deposited in the surface water body and adjacent stream bank.


EMERGENCY AND DISASTER RESPONSE

  • Client: Petroleum transport company
  • Location: NC - Virginia State Line

HES was retained to assist on an emergency response incident involving a petroleum transport tanker that had overturned along a major highway near the North Carolina-Virginia State Line.

The tanker was transporting approximately 9000 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel, and caught fire after overturning. HES managed response activities, and rapidly assessed the extent of petroleum impacted soil following removal of the vehicle wreckage. Approximately 4500 tons of petroleum impacted soil were excavated during site remediation activities


EMERGENCY AND DISASTER RESPONSE/remediation

  • Client: Petroleum transport company
  • Location: Eastern NC

Highlands Environmental Solutions, Inc. (HES) was retained to assist on an emergency response incident involving a petroleum transport tanker that had overturned along a major highway near Greenville NC.

The tanker was transporting approximately 7500 gallons of diesel fuel, which was released from the damaged tanker and impacted adjacent surface soils and a nearby stream. Extensive product recovery activities were performed to remove product from the stream, thereby minimizing impacts to surface water quality. Close coordination of project activities with the NCDOT was required, since this incident occurred along a major highway.


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former methamphetamine laboratory decontamination

  • Client: Residential apartment management company
  • Location: Wilmington, NC

HES was retained by the management company for a residential apartment complex (and their insurance provider) to decontaminate a former methamphetamine (meth) laboratory at an apartment in Wilmington, North Carolina. A resident of the complex was arrested for manufacturing meth in an apartment within the complex.


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groundwater remediation

  • Client: Ship repair company
  • Location: Norfolk, VA

HES was retained by a major shipping company to overtake environmental service activities at a shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia. While under the direction of another environmental consultant, the assessment and remediation project had not progressed at an acceptable pace to the client or state regulatory authority.