Environmental Monitoring

Decades of Experience Studying the Environment After Accidents and Disasters

This awareness provides our multi-disciplinary staff the proper background to handle any industrial accident or natural disaster with the potential to adversely affect human health and the environment.

We also perform rapid water, sediment, and soil sampling at and around the incident site. This includes confirmation sampling and source water, drinking water intake, and surface water sampling. The results of this analysis can be utilized to assess potential public exposures.

In the event of an oil spill, CTEH sampling teams also coordinate with state and federal agencies to collect environmental samples of oil-impacted areas for forensic analysis. Our scientists analyze the collected oil samples and compare their unique chemical fingerprints to those of natural seep oil. This is especially useful in comparing an unknown release with potential sources.

CTEH is often requested to fulfill the duty of the environmental unit leader (EUL) or deputy environmental unit leader to execute the environmental duties during an emergency response. Our EUL’s are extremely familiar with forms and processes of ICS and are able to oversee a variety of roles within the Environmental Unit.

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