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Fenn Ranger Station Plume Investigation

Fenn Ranger Station Plume Investigation

AESI conducted a subsurface investigation of a decommissioned underground tank site at the Fenn Ranger Station in the Nez Perce – Clearwater National Forest to assist the USFS in developing the most cost-efficient means for determining the extents, concentration, and make-up of the diesel/hydrocarbon plume. A report was provided, detailing the field observations; plume extents, concentrations, and chemical makeup; location of drill holes and field samples; and status of plume location compared to earlier reports.

AESI was then retained to provide further investigation, analysis, and classification of the plume. This scope of work included the following:

  • Development of a Subsurface Investigation Plan, Sampling and Analysis Plan, and Site Safety Plan
  • Survey of buried drums, tanks, and other subsurface features
  • Site explorations
  • Analytical testing
  • Analysis of soil samples with a photoionization detector
  • Installation of monitoring wells
  • Aquifer testing
  • Development of report summarizing findings