Black & Veatch has decades of experience addressing the most complex environmental remediation challenges for our clients. From national governments to commercial and industrial clients, our team of dedicated environmental services professionals can help develop and execute comprehensive clean-up efforts for project sites, water supplies and facility types. From remedial investigations, feasibility studies and risk assessments to implementing design, corrective actions and brownfield site clean-up of soil, sediments and groundwater, Black & Veatch can help achieve your long-term sustainability, community and natural resource management goals.
As one of the original Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Act contractors, we have been supporting the program since its inception in 1982. This includes clean-up of more than 500, complex, long-term hazardous waste and contamination sites. We also support public and private property owners on brownfield site investigations as well as the exploration of alternative and innovative land reuse solutions.
With decades of experience in initial bench-scale testing a variety of technologies, our project designs can integrate new and innovation treatment solutions and we can partner with you through remedial systems operations implementation and maintenance stages.
Our work also extends to nuclear and radiological remediation as we were the first engineering consultant to decommission a nuclear facility in the United States. We also have extensive experience in mitigating risks to water supply and land from man-made chemical pollutants to protect human health.
Our integrated environmental services teams focus on cost-effective and technically proficient solutions that result in fast and efficient remediation solutions that benefit both the environment and local communities long-term.
Black & Veatch provides a full spectrum of hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste remediation solutions. We perform initial benchmarking studies through systems operation support. We also research and explore new and innovative solutions with green technology partners to extract and eliminate polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), the most widespread toxin in the world, as well as dioxins and other chlorinated contaminants from soils, sediments and liquids.
Harmful man-made chemical pollutants such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) challenge the delivery of safe and clean water supplies. Black & Veatch has extensive experience in the safest and most innovative PFAS treatment and remediation solutions. We offer specialized expertise in granular activated carbon (GAC), ion exchange (IX), and reverse osmosis (RO) processes and technologies. We develop tailored solutions based on specific water quality requirements, keeping health and environmental impacts top of mind.
Mine site closures and remediation can present a variety of risks and a wide range of environmental challenges. We help our clients manage these risks through our more than 50 years of experience working with mining and energy resource companies managing all aspects of their environmental programs. Services include acid mine drainage mitigation, storm water management design and mitigation of contaminated groundwater plumes.
Our wide range of environmental remediation services include:
- Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments
- Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study
- Remedial Alternative Evaluation and Corrective Measures Study (CMS)
- Bench Scale Treatability Testing
- Pilot Scale Treatability Testing
- Remedial Design
- In-situ and ex-situ stabilization
- Groundwater treatment systems
- Groundwater, soil and sediment remediation
- Sediment Remediation
- Thermal Remediation
- Remedial Action
- Brownfields Remediation and Redevelopment
- Man-Made Chemicals (PFAS / PFOA / PCBs) Assessments and Remediation
- Remedial System Optimization
- Remedial System Operation and Maintenance
- Preparation of Environmental Decision Documents
- Community Relations
- Human Health/Ecological Risk Assessment
- RCRA and CERCLA Corrective Actions
- State Voluntary Cleanup
Who We Serve
Our projects support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, and other national, state and local clients with environment-based or resource efficiency initiatives. Our depth of expertise and experience has earned Black & Veatch a reputation for successfully delivering the full spectrum of environmental services.
From hazardous site remediation to flood plain control to environmental impact assessments and strategies, our multi-system and cross-sector solutions help clients preserve the quality and strengthen the resilience of their water supplies.
Black & Veatch’s complete suite of environmental services reduce project risk for power clients worldwide. To the communities our clients serve, our solutions provide the peace of mind that comes with safe and clean air, soil and water.
In response to environmental factors that could impact operations, mining companies can turn to alternative means of supplies, such as seawater or brackish desalination, water recycling or water reuse.
Industrial & Manufacturing
Energy and water intensive industrial and manufacturing companies turn to Black & Veatch to help them understand and manage environmental risks while deploying new solutions that improve operational efficiencies and meet their sustainability goals.
Black & Veatch is at the forefront transitioning the transportation industry to a cleaner, carbon-zero future. A leader in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and energy storage, we’ve been involved from the earliest stages and continue to explore and deploy the latest technologies.