Site Assessment/Remediation

Environmental Site
Assessment and Closure

No amount of remediation will solve an environmental problem if a site hasn’t first been correctly characterized. Dragun Corporation’s expert site assessment team identifies the environmental issues correctly the first time. This prevents your project from becoming an everlasting “retirement annuity” for your environmental consultant.  Our site assessments provide the information required to solve your problem because we focus on the fundamentals to form a clear understanding of:

  • subsurface conditions
  • groundwater conditions
  • chemical behavior
  • chemical distribution
  • vapor intrusion
  • regulatory requirements and options

When the site assessment’s done properly, you’re positioned to optimize remediation costs.


Environmental site remediation

Environmental issues pertaining to groundwater and soil contamination can quickly torpedo your budget and your corporate reputation.

A frustrating aspect of environmental remediation is the uncertainty of whether a proposed remedy will work as advertised. We determine not just “what’s there,” but which technical approaches work, which don’t, and why. Dragun Corporation offers practical, results-oriented solutions using the most appropriate technologies to deliver the quickest and most cost effective results.

In one case Dragun Corporation saved Henkel over $2,000,000. A local consultant had recommended a “traditional” approach to site remediation that would have cost $7,000,000. Dragun conducted a peer review of their investigation and data and found the California consultant was simply following the regulators’ orders. Dragun developed an innovative remediation plan that implemented a series of cost-reducing approaches. In one part, Dragun conducted bench-scale tests to remediate herbicide-contaminated soil in its Environmental Fate and Treatability Laboratory. These tests indicated a biopile could be used to remediate the contaminated soil, and soils would not need to be hauled offsite to a landfill.

Lamina Bronze, an international manufacturer and distributor of die sets and components was bleeding money and frustrated that there was a lack of an endpoint for their Resource Conservation and Recovery Act – Corrective Action (RCRA – CA) problem.

Dragun conducted a peer review and quickly discovered that the previous consultant had applied the wrong cleanup criteria. Dragun evaluated the existing data using the proper cleanup criteria, and then collected additional data to fill in the gaps to fully understand site conditions. Dragun then formulated a plan to quickly close the project using a risk-based approach to the site closure, an approach the previous consultant never considered. This was one of the first RCRA risk-based corrective action closures in the state of Michigan. Dragun completed the project, not at a cost of $5,000,000 (original estimate), but for $1,520,000.

After completing the project, Dragun received a letter from the VP and General Manager of Lamina Bronze that stated in part, “I am convinced that Dragun saved us millions of dollars by reducing the completion timeline and negotiating a fair and reasonable resolution with the EPA for the RCRA Corrective Action Project.”

Environmental Assessment and
Remediation Services Include:

  • Peer Review
  • Soil and groundwater investigations
  • Remedial Action Plans (RAPs)
  • Regulatory negotiations
  • RCRA corrective action
  • Michigan Part 201 Closures
  • Feasibility studies
  • Risk-based closures
  • Corrective action plans
  • Groundwater monitoring
  • Soil remediation
  • Groundwater remediation

Dragun Corporation = problem solved

From site assessment to site remediation and closure, regardless of the industry (manufacturing, chemical, petroleum, etc…) you can count on the proven performance of Dragun Corporation to solve your complex environmental problems and provide the best possible outcome based on your specific objectives.

Unsure about where your project stands? Call Dragun Corporation today and ask about our Peer Review Services.

“It is because of the thoroughness of the Dragun Corporation and the consistent commitment to communication and cost effectiveness that HAA is very satisfied with not only the level of service provided but with the outcome of the remediation project.” – James K. Heap, Environmental Engineer, HAA