Our dedicated response teams provide services for over 2,500 incidents per year of varying size and response needs. To date, ER has performed over 14,000 emergency response and remediation projects, including over 2,000 Task Orders as EPA’s Prime Emergency Response Contractor.

Additionally, ER performs government based Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursable site remediation for US Department of Defense (USDOD), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), US Department of Transportation (USDOT), and US Coast Guard (USCG).

San Haven Asbestos Site

  • CLIENT: USEPA Region 8
  • LOCATION: Dunseith, ND
  • VALUE: $737k

The site was a former tuberculosis sanitarium, later converted to be the State hospital. The property was acquired in 1992 by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The medical complex buildings are abandoned and in a state of great disrepair. Numerous building materials contained friable asbestos. The release of asbestos from the facility posed an exposure threat to the nearby community. ER’s asbestos-certified crew began cleanup in September 2021 and the process took approximately six weeks. Our team wore special protective clothing and respirators during the portion of the cleanup involving asbestos.  The asbestos-contaminated debris were wetted down with water prior to and during the cleanup to ensure that no asbestos fibers migrate from the debris piles.  The safety of the public is always of the highest priority.  All debris was transported for disposal to an approved landfill.

Cherokee Zinc – Weir Smelter Superfund Site

  • CLIENT: USEPA Region 7
  • LOCATION: Weir, KS
  • VALUE: $4.1M+

The Cherokee Zinc – Weir Smelter Superfund Site was involved the excavation and restoration of properties contaminated with lead from historical mining operations in the tri-state mining district. Under ER’s EPA ERRS Region 7 contract, a total of 7,131 cubic yards (58 properties) of lead contaminated materials were excavated from residential and city owned properties to remove the lead contaminated soils. Restoration was then completed by backfilling properties with clean topsoil, followed by sod installation over impacted areas. ER worked with several stakeholders in this remedial effort, including property owners and city and county officials in the Cherokee county area.

Des Moines TCE Removal Site

  • CLIENT: USEPA Region 7
  • LOCATION: Des Moines, IA
  • VALUE: $3.2M+

The Des Moines TCE Site is an ongoing, time-critical removal of residual contaminants from a pond caused by former commercial operations at a nearby plant. Removal of soils/sediments from the pond will reduce exposure risks to human health and the environment at the 200+ acre site; the pond itself is between 5 and 10 acres. ER is currently in the process of removing all contaminants from the water, soil, and surrounding vegetation. Planned activities include completing cap restoration and installing vegetative cover on the surrounding banks of the pond.

Tractor Trailer Wreck HAZMAT Response

  • CLIENT: Confidential
  • LOCATION: Grand Junction, CO
  • VALUE: $208.5K

ER’s Salt Lake City team responded to a nighttime tractor trailer wreck and subsequent fire on a highway west of Grand Junction, Colorado. The carrier was transporting hazardous materials which included flammable glues and solvents. Environmental Restoration’s top priority was to identify and secure all hazardous materials. Once all of the materials were safely profiled, our qualified crews securely packaged and shipped the materials for proper disposal at an approved facility.

Viburnum Lead Cleanup

  • CLIENT: USEPA Region 7
  • LOCATION: Viburnum, MO
  • VALUE: $2M+

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 sampled for lead contamination at 131 residential properties in the city of Viburnum, Missouri, at the Viburnum Trend Lead Haul Roads – City of Viburnum Operable Unit 2 (OU2) Superfund Site (site). Of those 131 residential properties sampled (tested) for lead contamination, 88 qualified for lead cleanup (remediation). In September 2021, under a Time-Critical Removal Action, ER completed cleanups of 30 lead-contaminated residential properties in Viburnum, including child high-use areas (such as churches, schools, and residential yards).

Lyons Gasoline Tanker Spill

  • CLIENT: Confidential
  • LOCATION: Boulder County, CO

At approximately 12:01 pm on April 27, 2021, a tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline was involved in a rollover accident on Highway 36 (near Mile Marker 18) northwest of Lyons, Boulder County, Colorado. The tanker spilled an estimated 1,000 – 1,600 gallons of gasoline at the site.  The spilled fuel traveled west along a drainage ditch and into a culvert that discharges to the North Saint Vrain Creek. It is unknown how much of this release entered the creek. A fish kill was also observed in North St. Vrain Creek downstream of the spill site, as a result of the release.

Environmental Restoration responded to the spill and managed all aspects of the clean up. ER was able to recover approximately 2,000 gallons of gasoline, which was later disposed of. Crews excavated and shipped 0ver 1,200 tons of contaminated soil and shipped 16,500 gallons of contaminated water. Restoration was completed, with import soils, seeding, rip rap and erosion control measures.

Lower Darby Creek Superfund – Clearview Landfill

  • CLIENT: USEPA Region 3
  • LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA
  • VALUE: $33M

The Clearview Landfill is part of the Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Site. CERLCA Removal Actions focused on residential soils with PAH contamination exceeding removal action levels as well as residential use areas within the historical footprint of the Landfill. Remedial actions address the remaining contaminates (Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Zinc) as well as waste, soil, and leachate contamination in and around the Landfill, which encompasses approximately 50 acres, and is surrounded by floodplains, designated wetlands, and Eastwick City Park. ER was tasked with excavating hazardous waste-contaminated soils, from residential, public, and the Landfill properties; disposing of TSCA waste off-site; disposing of the RCRA waste within the Landfill boundary; and installing an Evapotranspiration cover/cap across the Landfill. Additional tasks included site-wide erosion and sedimentation controls, consistent with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, to prevent/reduce the impacts to both adjacent Darby and Cobbs Creeks. ER installed stormwater control sewers and extended existing monitoring wells to meet final Landfill grade.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

  • CLIENT: Multiple
  • LOCATION: Continental U.S.
  • VALUE: $9M+

As many business, facilities, and agencies took precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in early 2020 by closing down, Environmental Restoration was prepared to disinfect and decontaminate facilities across the United States. ER has vast experience in responding to public health emergencies predating 9/11 and the biological terrorist attacks with Ricin and Anthrax in 2001. Our nationwide network of response locations has enabled ER to complete 1,000 COVID-19 related decontamination projects. ER has been performing COVID cleanings in facilities ranging from state hospitals, offices, and travel centers as well as local governance, agricultural, shipping, long term care, industrial, and manufacturing facilities on a 24/7/365 basis. With over 500 field staff, ER is able to respond immediately and run 24/7 when necessary.

Pennsylvania Mine

  • CLIENT: USEPA Region 8
  • LOCATION: Montezuma, CO
  • VALUE: $2.1M

ER, as the prime contractor, mobilized crew and equipment for a time-critical removal action at the Pennsylvania Mine Site. The site consisted of a mine reclamation project to mitigate heavy metals and acid mine drainage polluting Peru Creek, which is a tributary to the Snake River and a popular fishing habitat. EPA partnered with Colorado’s Division of Mine Reclamation & Safety (DRMS) to complete the scope of work that included multiple phases involving both underground rehabilitation of the mine adits and above-ground reclamation.

Big River Mine Tailings Site

  • CLIENT: USEPA Region 7
  • LOCATION: State of Missouri
  • VALUE: $8M+

The goal in Big River is to protect human health and the environment from exposure to lead. The lead waste resulted from mine ore processing that occurred at the site and the remedial action levels in residential soils are 400 mg/kg of lead. The remedy selected by the Record of Decision for this project opted to excavate the lead soils, remove them to a repository, and replace them with clean soils. The project was fixed-unit price for tons of excavation, cubic yards of backfill, and square feet of restoration. The selected remedy consists of excavation and relocation of lead-contaminated materials (mine waste, soil, gravel, crushed rock, vegetation, root balls, deteriorated landscaping, etc.) from residential properties. Over the two-construction season contract, ER remediated 235 parcels for a total of 101,132 tons of soil removed from 0-2 feet deep.

Eaton Sugar Beet Factory

  • CLIENT: USEPA Region 8
  • LOCATION: State of Colorado
  • VALUE: $7.6M

ER was tasked by EPA to perform asbestos abatement at an abandoned sugar factory comprised of approximately 100,000 square feet of space surrounded by 22.5 acres of contaminated soils.  The site consisted of multiple factory buildings that have been left abandoned and vandalized for over 30 years. Asbestos containing materials (ACM) were severely deteriorated on facility components, piping, walls, and ductwork classifying the project as a major asbestos spill requiring complete decontamination of the entire facility.  ER mobilized a crew of 39 licensed asbestos workers to execute the task order.  ER self-performed 99% of all project activities while complying with stringent State of Colorado asbestos regulations.