Sediment, Biota, and Surface Water Investigations
Integral designs and implements well-conceived, efficient investigations of sediment, biota, and water with the goal of identifying environmentally sound and cost-effective solutions for contaminated sediment remediation projects.
Remedy Selection, Design, and Implementation Oversight
Our sediment engineers integrate risk-based criteria and real-world experience to identify remedial strategies that lead to final regulatory closure, while incorporating the flexibility needed to address the inherent uncertainties in sediment remediation.
Source Identification and Allocation
Integral scientists apply a variety of tools to reconstruct loading and allocate responsibility for chemical releases, including historical research, spatial analysis, chemical fingerprinting, statistical methods, radioisotope or pollen dating, and causation analysis.
Dredged Material Evaluation
Our dredged material evaluation expertise helps our clients make appropriate decisions from an array of possible management alternatives, including disposal in nearshore or upland confined facilities, open-water disposal, and beneficial reuse.
Integral scientists are authorities in the evaluation of biological effects resulting from chemical exposures in contaminated sediments, pore water, and surface water.
Integral scientists have conducted site-specific human health and ecological risk assessments at contaminated sediment sites across North America to support the identification of cleanup goals that are environmentally protective, realistic, and cost-effective.
Integral’s ocean services experience includes harbor remediation projects, contaminant forensic investigations, fisheries and population modeling studies and risk assessments, and ocean bottom sampling studies.