Case Studies

National Defense Contractor: TSCA Compliance

GeoInsight was retained by a national defense contractor to provide oversight and consulting services associated with assessment and remediation of media impacted with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), metals, chlorinated solvents, and cyanide. The 151,000-square-foot facility was the historical location of research and development activities associated with radar and microwave technologies.

Aluminum Sheet Manufacturer: General Compliance Assistance

GeoInsight provides environmental, compliance, and engineering support to a provider of aluminum sheet products. The facility is a world-class supplier of custom rolled aluminum products and operations include a rolling mill and heat treating.

Private University and Preparatory School: Air Quality

GeoInsight provides strategic air quality and air compliance support to a major private university, helping them to maintain compliance with the operation of a major stationary source in Connecticut.

Dredge Cell Engineering: Landfill Reuse

To assist the City of Dover, in cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in performing a navigational dredging project in the Cocheco River, GeoInsight prepared a comprehensive design and permitting package that was approved by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) as a win-win solution.

Transfer Station: Civil Engineering

When a solid waste management company decided to modify its operations to increase throughput at its Allenstown, New Hampshire transfer station, they asked GeoInsight to develop a cost-effective, community-friendly upgrade solution.

Paint Manufacturer: EPCRA Compliance

GeoInsight assisted a paint manufacturer with their Tier II reporting and TRI annual reports. This includes reporting materials such as fuel oil, salt/sand piles, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia used for refrigeration, and sulfuric acid in batteries. In the case of this paint manufacturer, the chemicals included those with significant fire and toxicity hazards.

Private University and Preparatory School: General Compliance Assistance

GeoInsight provides environmental, compliance, and engineering support to a major private university with over 4,700 students. The university owns and operates a 200 acre campus located in a suburban setting. GeoInsight has helped them to maintain consistent compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations and has supported a significant campus-wide sustainability effort.

Energy Provider: Environmental Compliance Auditing

GeoInsight was hired by the largest public utility in New England to provide environmental compliance auditing services. The public utility provides gas and electrical energy to over 2.1 million customers.

Microfilm Processor Facility: Permitting

GeoInsight has provided permitting assistance to a microfilm processor with on site waste treatment needs, assisting them in all phases of the permitting project. Additionally, GeoInsight provided design assistance with the selection and procurement of the wastewater treatment process/equipment.

Manufacturing Facility: SPCC Planning Development and Training

GeoInsight was hired by a Connecticut manufacturing facility to develop their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan for the storage of petroleum and petroleum products. The facility operates several above ground storage tanks to support their manufacturing process as well as a 17,000 gallon oil filtration system.

Global Information Provider: Sustainability Services

GeoInsight was hired by a world class information and data services provider with over 55,000 employees and locations worldwide. GeoInsight was selected over several US and non US based consultants to provide sustainability services for a project based out of Stamford Connecticut and London, United Kingdom.

Meat Processing and Food Manufacturing Facility: Permitting and General Compliance Assistance

GeoInsight provided environmental, health, and safety compliance and engineering support to a large food manufacturing facility to maintain consistent compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations.

A Massachusetts College: Air Compliance and Permitting Support

In response to a notice of noncompliance issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP), a Massachusetts college requested that GeoInsight assist with air emissions compliance matters associated with their emergency generators.

Hospital Facility: Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act

GeoInsight assisted a hospital facility with their Tier II reporting needs at six locations. For each of the facilities, GeoInsight reviewed compiled inventory data or the summary of chemicals stored above the threshold reporting quantity.

Potato Chip Manufacturing Facility: Toxic Release Inventory Reporting and Toxic Use Reduction Planning

GeoInsight completed the required EPCRA reporting for cleaning and sanitation chemicals used at a large chip manufacturing facility. This included a review of chemical usage and disposal data to confirm which chemicals must be reported. In addition, GeoInsight’s certified TUR Planner (TURP) completed an evaluation of options to reduce the use of toxics at the facility.

Thin Circuit Manufacturing Facility: Health and Safety

A rapidly growing New Hampshire thin circuit chip manufacturing facility felt it was time to take a comprehensive look at their compliance with the Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. The facility retained GeoInsight to provide an independent review of their written plans, training, signage, and operations, with a goal of maintaining their outstanding safety record even as they continued to expand.

Manufacturing Facility: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Compliance Support

What does a facility do when the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Protection (NHDES) determines that the wastewater they generate is a listed hazardous waste and can no longer be handled as non-regulated?

University: Hazardous Materials Management

Colleges and universities across the country are faced with significant cost, safety, and liability issues associated with hazardous chemical and material purchasing, storage, and waste disposal. In 2010, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) at a major New Hampshire university established a strategic initiative to reduce the quantity and toxicity of hazardous materials at the university.

Medical School Facility: Hazardous Materials Management

A large medical school facility in Massachusetts asked GeoInsight to assist them in the development of their hazardous materials management program and initiation of a materials inventory program.

Chemical Manufacturing Plant: Environmental Compliance Auditing

GeoInsight was hired by a chemical manufacturing plant to evaluate the facility’s compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations. The audit also included a review the facility’s local environmental permits and program requirements, including flammable material storage.

Hospital Facility: SPCC Planning and Training

GeoInsight was hired by a Massachusetts hospital facility to develop their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan for the storage of petroleum.

Precious Metals Waste: Former Manufacturing Facility

An industrial property developer retained GeoInsight to assess the characteristics of wastes recovered from a building formerly occupied by a precious metal products manufacturer.

Transfer Station: Low-Impact Development

When a solid waste management company decided to modify its operations to increase throughput at its Allenstown, New Hampshire transfer station, they asked GeoInsight to develop a low-impact, cost-effective, community-friendly upgrade solution.

Transfer Station: Dispute Resolution

When a solid waste management company decided to modify its operations to increase throughput at its Allenstown, New Hampshire transfer station, they asked GeoInsight to resolve community conflicts by developing an upgrade solution that was acceptable to all parties.

Bolton Memorial Park Playing Fields: Civil Engineering

Bolton Memorial Park located in Weare, New Hampshire is an 18-acre municipal athletic facility initially developed in the late 1990’s by volunteers. The Town of Weare commissioned GeoInsight to evaluate the existing conditions, solicit public and municipal input regarding park use, perform three charrette sessions to invoke design ideas, and prepare a final Master Plan Narrative and Implementation plan for enhancements, along with an artistic rendering.

Bolton Memorial Park Playing Fields: Park Design Improvement

Bolton Memorial Park located in Weare, New Hampshire is an 18-acre municipal athletic facility initially developed in the late 1990’s by volunteers. The Town of Weare commissioned GeoInsight to evaluate the existing conditions, solicit public and municipal input regarding park use, perform three charrette sessions to invoke design ideas, and prepare a final Master Plan Narrative and Implementation plan for enhancements, along with an artistic rendering.

Crown Shore Yacht Club: Storm Water Engineering

The Crown Shore Yacht Club is GeoInsight’s latest low-impact development (LID) project. GeoInsight provided a creative design that transformed the existing parking lot configuration (paved parking within the shoreline protection areas, allowing untreated storm water runoff to discharge directly to the lake) into a low-impact design incorporating a rain garden, bio-retention basins, and shoreline buffer restoration.

Crown Shore Yacht Club: Low-Impact Design

The Crown Shore Yacht Club is GeoInsight’s latest low-impact development (LID) project. GeoInsight provided a creative design that transformed the existing parking lot configuration (paved parking within the shoreline protection areas, allowing untreated storm water runoff to discharge directly to the lake) into a low-impact design incorporating a rain garden, bio-retention basins, and shoreline buffer restoration.

Former Packaging Company: Environmental Due Diligence

GeoInsight provided environmental due diligence and engineering consulting services to a developer of a significantly impaired property in South Boston. The site was formerly operated by a business that repackaged bulk quantities of many chemicals--including chlorinated solvents and various petroleum products--into smaller quantities for resale.

Former Packaging Company: Site Investigation & Characterization

GeoInsight provided site investigation and characterization services to a developer of a significantly impaired property in South Boston. The site was formerly operated by a business that repackaged bulk quantities of many chemicals, including chlorinated solvents and various petroleum products, into smaller quantities for resale.

Dover Municipal Landfill: Construction Assistance/ Preparation of Bid Packages

The Dover Municipal Landfill was open from the 1960s to 1980 and was the disposal site for local municipal and industrial wastes. Impacted ground water migrates from the Landfill toward downgradient receptors, including residential properties and a nearby river. GeoInsight is the oversight contractor for a Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Group associated with completing Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) activities at the Dover Municipal Landfill Superfund Site in Dover, New Hampshire.

Dover Municipal Landfill: Remedial Implementation and O&M

The Dover Municipal Landfill was open from the 1960s to 1980 and was the disposal site for local municipal and industrial wastes. Impacted ground water migrates from the Landfill toward downgradient receptors, including residential properties and a nearby river. GeoInsight is the oversight contractor for a Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Group associated with completing Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) activities at the Dover Municipal Landfill Superfund Site in Dover, New Hampshire.

Raymark Superfund Site: Technical Assistance

GeoInsight was asked by the Raymark Advisory Committee (RAC) to help them negotiate with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regarding plans for assessment and cleanup of the Raymark Superfund Site located in Stratford, Connecticut.

Concord Oil Company: Sustainable Site Design

GeoInsight designed a complete renovation for an aging bulk fuel storage facility in Concord, Massachusetts to update fuel storage systems and compliance, and significantly improve storm water treatment.

Colebrook Landfill: Remediation Services

GeoInsight was retained by a major solid waste company to perform a comprehensive hydrogeologic investigation at a remote, temporarily closed landfill, evaluating the nature and extent of volatile organic compound (VOC) impacts--specifically ketones--present in ground water.

Armed Forces Reserve Center: Construction Work Plans

GeoInsight was the environmental and geotechnical engineer selected to the Design/Build team that delivered the new Armed Forces Reserve Center at Fort Devens. GeoInsight’s role included preparation of a comprehensive set of plans compiled into an overall Environmental Protection Plan. These plans were implemented during planning and construction to promote environmental compliance of the overall project delivery with the minimization or prevention of environmental pollution and/or impact.

Secure Vehicle Storage Facility: Storm Water Management

IAAI owns an 11-acre facility used for secure storage of vehicles from insurance total losses, bank repossessions, leases, and charity donations for subsequent auction and cost recovery. Their facility suffered from poor drainage for years because of being in a low area without a drainage outlet as surrounding areas were built up over time. In addition, the site overlies an old debris landfill and its continual degradation produced heavy rutting in travel lanes. They approached GeoInsight to find an economical solution to keep the vehicles in a higher and drier condition.

Waste Management Company: Expert Witness Services

A New England waste management company turned to GeoInsight for help when they encountered stiff resistance from local environmental advocacy groups when attempting to permit a municipal waste transfer station.

Thames Basin Regional Water Interconnection

Having worked with water utilities in southeastern Connecticut for a number of years, GeoInsight Inc. understood some of the challenges associated with moving water from Groton Utilities through the town of Ledyard then into Montville to meet the needs of the town of Montville and the Mohegan Sun Casino complex. GeoInsight began our involvement with the Thames Basin Regional Water Interconnection Project in early 2002.

Shoreline Community Water Supply Solutions

Southeast Connecticut has historically been faced with significant water supply challenges. The Thames River regional interconnection project, completed in 2008, provided a template for regional cooperation on water supply issues and provided GeoInsight with an opportunity to showcase our versatility and commitment to practical problem solving. GeoInsight’s involvement in this major infrastructure improvement project provided us with extensive knowledge and understanding of the region’s water supply issues.

Former Smith Sawmill: Brownfields

The former Smith Sawmill in Sunapee, New Hampshire was developed prior to 1921 and was once occupied by the Edwin Crabtree & Sons Paper Mill. Commencing in 1926, a portion of the site was occupied by the New Hampshire Power Company, which drew hydroelectric power from the Sunapee River for its operations. In the early 1950s, that area west of the river was developed as a sawmill and reportedly operated for approximately 30 years. The site has been inactive for many years and currently supports several vacant and dilapidated structures.

Public Water Supply Upgrade: Beneficial Materials Reuse Determination

As part of planned improvements for its Public Waster System – Phase 1A, one of two existing lagoon structures located at the City’s treatment facility off Russell Avenue was decommissioned by filling with soil. The north lagoon was located near the base of an earthen dam and had been identified as one of the deficiencies of the dam. The lagoons were previously used for containment of water treatment residuals and the north lagoon had been inactive for several years.

Environmental Services for Grocery Store Company/Property Developer

GeoInsight, Inc. staff members are responsible for conducting a full range of environmental and geotechnical services for a major grocery store company and real estate developer at properties located throughout southern New England and New York state.

Industrial/Commercial Redevelopment

GeoInsight performed Phase I, II, and III site assessments of a 20-acre industrial and commercial area of West Haven, Connecticut. The multi-parcel studies included ten buildings comprising approximately 350,000 square feet of floor space.

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