Integrated Environmental Services, Inc. (IES)

Integrated Environmental Services, Inc. (IES)

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Our experience and leadership, excellent client relationships and outstanding reputation are our strengths. All of this and more has placed us as one of the most respected environmental firms in the world.

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Technologies for the on-site remediation of high hazard waste.

Technologies for the on-site remediation of high hazard waste.

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IES is an inventor and innovator of the most advanced equipment used in the environmental remediation community. We hold 30 patents related to remediation, reclamation, and processing of high hazard materials.

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Compressed Gas Cylinders

Compressed Gas Cylinders

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Handling waste compressed gas cylinders poses unique hazards and challenges associated with the chemical composition of each gas, the energy of compression, and the capability of a gas to move and flow freely when not contained.

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Process Safety Management

Process Safety Management

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"In response to the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (HHC) standard IES has developed programs designed to prevent or minimize the consequences of catastrophic releases of HHCs.

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Matheson

Cylinder Excavation and Processing East Rutherford, New Jersey

mathesonThis former gas production facility located in East Rutherford, New Jersey was slated for rail easement expansion on one side, highway easement expansion on the other, and total demolition and disposal of the remaining acreage.  The Site consists of approximately 8 acres of land and contained 15 single-story structures including buildings, sheds and storage areas.   Three small wetland areas were located along the southern border of the property that required protection during site operations.

matheson-2Geophysical surveys conducted over the site identified approximately 30 anomaly sites.  Some of these areas were under concrete pads.  Concerns were raised that these anomalies might be compressed gas cylinders.  If so, those performing any construction or demolition activity on the site might be at risk.  As a precaution, IES was asked to  provide a comprehensive approach for excavation of three initial target areas and the management of any compressed gas cylinders encountered.  Specific work elements included:

    1. Preparation of permit applications, work plan, and health and safety plan.
    2. Installation of Erosion and Sedimentation Controls.
    3. Control of surface water inundation, water treatment and disposal.
    4. Construction of decontamination and hazardous material staging areas.
    5. Design and construction of containment structures around cylinder removal handling and staging areas to protect human health and the environment.
    6. Dewatering, including sampling, analysis, treatment and discharge of groundwater.
    7. Uncovering and removal of cylinders and/or cylinder parts and scrap metal buried in soil to a depth of approximately one to six feet below grade.
    8. Identification and stabilization and staging of cylinders removed from soil.
    9. Sampling and analysis of soils and soil stockpiles as needed to characterize material as either RCRA Hazardous Waste or Non Hazardous Waste and subsequent disposal of the soils.
    10. Backfilling and compaction of excavated areas.
    11. Maintenance of site conditions including security, entry/exit control, record keeping, and utilities.     
    12. Maintenance of a site emergency response team and coordination with local first responders.
  • IES erected an environmental enclosure over each excavation area and an associated air scrubber system. Ground water was pumped from the excavation site to a holding tank for analysis prior to filtering and return to the nearby stream. Excavation was conducted first by back-hoe, then by shovel and air knife to ensure no buried cylinder was accidently punctured. Concrete was cut using high pressure water jets in an effort to avoid damaging a cylinder buried just beneath the concrete.

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