Tag Archives: Soil

The Tragedy of Hazmat Soil Contamination | Harbor Environmental Group

The Tragedy of Hazmat Soil Contamination

Proper hazmat management includes having spills cordoned off and professionally remediated as soon as possible. Contamination of the soil by hazardous chemicals can have many adverse effects on the environment and all living things. At Harbor Environmental Group, we take soil contamination seriously and will do everything possible to have the area cleaned right away. […]

Soil Remediation and Soil Remediation Planning | Harbor Environmental

Soil Remediation and Soil Remediation Planning

The ability to enjoy clean soil and drinking water is something never taken for granted. Industries dealing with materials and chemicals classified as toxic to the environment and living creatures have to be monitored and spills immediately cleaned. What is soil remediation? Soil remediation is the act of cleaning dirt, sediments, surface water, and groundwater […]

Heavy Metal Contamination of Soil | Orange County Harbor Environment Cleanup

Heavy Metal Contamination of Soil

Soil can become contaminated by a variety of substances, but heavy metals are one of the more common types of soil contamination. Heavy metals are a group of naturally occurring metallic minerals including lead, arsenic, selenium, nickel, cadmium, copper, mercury, zinc, manganese, and chromium. Cleaning-Up Heavy Metal Contamination Heavy metal contamination can happen due to […]

Lead Contamination of Soil, Backyards, and Playgrounds | Harbor Environmental

Lead Contamination of Soil, Backyards, and Playgrounds

Lead was often added to paint in years past because it improved the drying time and made the coating more long-lasting. Lead can also be found in some older plumbing fixtures and solder. In fact, the word plumbing comes from the Latin word for lead, because it was used by the Romans for making pipes. […]