Phase 2

If the Phase I ESA determines that contamination is known or suspected to be present at the property, a Phase II ESA will be completed.  A scope of work for the Phase II ESA investigation is developed prior to execution.  Typically, soil, groundwater, and/or air samples are collected at the site and analyzed for suspected contaminants.  A Hazardous Building Material Survey may also be conducted at this step, which includes the collection and analysis of paint samples, suspect asbestos materials, and other building materials.  The data is reviewed to determine the nature and extent of contamination, if present.  The Phase II ESA is instrumental in developing cleanup plans for the property.


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(Left) Biddeford, ME North Dam Mill, before clean up and rehabilitation.