End of Life Facilities and Legacy Sites
Many facilities have reached their maximum life spans, and planning to abandon and decommission these sites can be a large undertaking.
Prior to the start of any facility dismantling and demolition, a hazardous waste abatement program can be completed to ensure the health and safety of the workers during dismantling and demolition.
In order to ensure that the hazardous waste abatement program is effective and to facilitate work planning, a hazmat survey can be completed to identify and quantify the types of materials that would need to be considered to protect workers and the environment during the dismantling and demolition of the facilities.
Following this a comprehensive-hazmat survey is then completed from a demolition perspective so that proper containment, equipment, information gaps, sampling/testing of hazardous materials and disposal methods can planned for during demolition activities.
Materials of concern include but are not limited to:
- Mercury (switches)
- PCBs (ballasts)
- Lead (paint)
- Lead containing materials
- Polychlorinated biphenyls
- Ozone depleting substances
- Radioactive materials
- Ceramic fibers (refractory)
- Substances containing Crystalline silica
When involved in projects from the start, PHH ARC works with our clients to develop stream lined processes, practices, and procedures to define requirements for conducting hazardous materials assessments related to demolition at our clientsâ€™ facilities. PHH ARC also develops best practices and procedures which can be implemented at our clientsâ€™ sites for hazardous materials assessments, abatements, and demolitions.
PHH ARC has a proven track record to provide supportive services to clients during the decommissioning and abandonment of their sites, we help you manage the hazardous materials on site for proper and safe testing, removal, disposition and documentation.
Our End of Life Facilities Division can help clients by providing the following services:
- Initial project planning & design
- Hazardous materials assessments and inventories
- Decommissioning strategy and design
- Contractor procurement and selection
- Safe work procedure program development
- Proper abatement techniques
- Safe identification, encapsulation, removal and disposition of identified materials
- Proper reporting and documentation delivery to regulatory bodies
- Timeline and budget forecasting
If you have a facility that is coming to the end of itâ€™s life and the site will require decommissioning, contact our End of Life Facilities Division today to learn how we can help you safely and properly survey, manage, audit and keep your site safe during decommissioning and abandonment activities.