SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA, November 13, 2013 — Hyder Consulting and REGENESIS Remediation Technologies were pleased with the recent recognition received at the prestigious Brownfield Briefing Awards held in late October. Together they teamed on a challenging, in-situ bioremediation project which received two coveted industry awards: ‘Best In-Situ Remedial Treatment’ and ‘Best Project Closure/Verification Process’. The awards ceremony, held annually in London, recognizes best practice and innovation in brownfield development and contaminated site remediation.
The awards were given in recognition of a voluntary, brownfield clean-up project in Little Hulton near Manchester, UK which was undertaken on behalf of Johnsons Apparelmaster. Hyder and Regenesis joined forces to successfully treat historic chlorinated solvent groundwater contamination (pre-dating Johnsons’ ownership) beneath an active dry cleaning facility. The award for ‘Best In-Situ Treatment’ came from the fact that this site was heavily impacted with high levels of chlorinated solvents (concentrations in excess of 250,000 μg/L and residual DNAPL) and was successfully treated and closed with a single enhanced bioremediation application. The second award for ‘Best Project Closure /Verification Process’ was presented based on the merits of the multiple lines of technical evidence that were used to document treatment performance and regulatory closure. George Flower, Hyder’s Technical Director specializing in land remediation, and Gareth Leonard, Regenesis’ UK & Scandinavia District Manager, received the two awards from the BBC’s Kate Bellingham. Speaking on behalf of the judges, she announced: “This project was an excellent example of how existing technology can be thoughtfully applied”, and: “This highly technical groundwater remediation project impressed the judges. It demonstrated a range of techniques that were used to gather high quality data to monitor the progress and the success of the project”.
Hyder was responsible for conceptualizing the site, undertaking risk assessments and identifying remedial options, while Regenesis effectively deployed detailed treatment design and managed the application of its innovative in-situ remediation technologies to ensure efficient contaminant treatment without disrupting daily site operations.
In support of the award entry submissions, Peter Butler of Johnsons wrote: “Great teamwork by Johnsons Apparelmaster, Hyder and Regenesis has provided the best outcome, with no disruption to our operation and neighborhood.”
After the ceremony George Flower of Hyder commented: “These awards recognize the collaboration and hard work undertaken by both teams as well as the technical expertise and innovation applied to remediate the groundwater beneath the site, achieving the required result for the client.”
Dr. Jeremy Birnstingl, Managing Director of Regenesis in Europe added: “We’re particularly pleased with this recognition. Treating such high levels of chlorinated solvents with a one-time reagent application demonstrates the power of the technology, properly applied. Given this, it expands the boundaries of what many believed possible, the second award for best verification is doubly welcome.”
For more details on this project, please read the detailed case study.
To watch a short video compilation of the Awards Ceremony, click here.
About REGENESIS: California-based REGENESIS is a recognized leader in the environmental remediation industry through its development and sale of proven, innovative remediation technologies which significantly reduce the cost, time, and difficulty of restoring contaminated soil and groundwater at a range of sites including Brownfields. More recently the Company introduced PersulfOx®, a new persulfate-based, in-situ chemical oxidation reagent designed to quickly oxidize subsurface contaminants without the need for complex and potentially hazardous activation chemistries, visit www.persulfox.com for more information. REGENESIS products are used by leading multi-national environmental engineering and consulting firms around the world and have been applied on more than 19,000 soil and groundwater cleanup projects. For more information visit REGENESIS online (http://regenesis.com) or contact Bryan W. Vigue, Vice President of Marketing (firstname.lastname@example.org, 949-366-8000).