In Situ Remediation - B. Rakewich

The site evaluation process is of the utmost importance when it comes to designing an in situ remedial program.  Outside of identifying your contaminants of concern, having a thorough understanding of plume dynamics, soil lithology, groundwater chemistry, hydraulic conductivity, and site infrastructure are key components that need to be considered during the evaluation process.

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A thorough site evaluation will help narrow down your amendment selection, which should almost always be vetted through a bench and/or pilot study.  Once you have confidence that your site is a solid candidate for in situ remediation, the remedial program can be tailor-made specifically to the site.  Multiple amendment delivery technologies (which can be applied simultaneously) should always be considered as part of the design phase, which will ultimately help reach the remedial end points established for a site.  Lastly, real-time monitoring needs to be in place during amendment delivery to document the radius of influence and reactivity of an amendment – and a well thought-out monitoring/sampling program after amendment delivery will provide you with the opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of the in situ remedial program.  We all want to have successful project completion, so why wouldn’t we take the time to properly evaluate our site and design an in situ remedial program that will give us the best possible outcome?

The Value of Communication - L. Baer

Even the best due diligence practices and environmental modelling software cannot always prepare one for actual field-level remediation programs.  During our monthly safety meeting, we reviewed a project showcase of a remedial excavation program where the amount of contaminated material nearly doubled from not one but two environmental consultants’ initial estimates.  One lesson we learn from these kinds of projects is that constant communication with your client is the key to success!

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Thinking Outside of the Box - T. Anderson

Showcased at today’s monthly H&S meeting was a rather exciting project being co-headed by Nichols Environmental and another consulting firm that specializes in phytoremediation.  Nichols Environmental has been working closely with other consultants, the regulator, and our client through the course of this project to help develop a specialized solution for the site.  We’ve also been fortunate enough to work with academic leaders in the field of phytoremediation.  Sorry for the vague details but we promise it will be worth the wait!  In the interim, we were able to share the variety of assessment tools that have been implemented to help characterize the site, which include almost everything in our tool belt; drone imagery, groundwater assessment, soil assessment – and even running statistics and generating 3D models to help visualize what is happening.  We appreciate being able to apply our innovation and look forward to the outcome on this project.

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Leadership for Safety Excellence - B. Rakewich

At our monthly Health and Safety meeting today, we discussed 'Leadership for Safety Excellence'. Here at Nichols the safety of our employees and those around us is everyone’s responsibility. We believe in training all of our staff to be leaders when it comes to safety. A critical part of this training is identifying hazards to assess the foreseeability of a potential incident – from which we can then collaborate to establish procedures to prevent an incident.

Safety is one of the pillars of our corporate philosophy, which was reaffirmed through our discussion today!

Corporate Announcement - Saskatchewan Operations

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For Immediate Release: February 19, 2019

Nichols Environmental (Canada) Ltd. is excited to announce our expansion into the Saskatchewan market with the opening of our Saskatoon office this coming March 2019.  Mr. Hans Bakker, P.Geo., one of our longest-serving employees, has been promoted as the Saskatchewan Region Manager and will be overseeing daily operations out of our Saskatoon office.  We are looking forward to the opportunity to better serve our client base throughout the province of Saskatchewan.  The establishment of a permanent office in Saskatoon gives us the ability to respond to our clients’ needs in a more efficient manner.

Nichols Environmental (Canada) Ltd. is a full-service geo-environmental consulting and remediation firm that provides environmental and engineering solutions to a wide range of industrial, government and public sector clients.  Nichols Environmental continues to expand our operations throughout western Canada with office locations now including Edmonton, Calgary, Whitecourt, and Saskatoon.

Announcement - Kyle Jackson, Senior Project Manager

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We are pleased to announce that Mr. Kyle Jackson, C.E.T. will assume the position of Senior Project Manager for Nichols Environmental (Canada) Ltd. Kyle has continually shown drive and commitment to making Nichols Environmental a rewarding place to work for all staff and has been a key contributor to our continued success.  Kyle will be looked upon to continue his growth as a senior level project manager while providing mentorship to our complement of professional, technical and support staff. Please join us in congratulating Kyle on this achievement in this, our 22nd year of business.

Locations

Head Office – Edmonton
17331 – 107th Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1E5

Phone: (780) 484-3377
Fax: (780) 484-5093

Calgary Office
427 Manitou Road SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C2

Phone: (403) 452-1820
Fax: (403) 984-8803

Peace Region
#2, 4115 - 41st Avenue
Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 0A3

Office: (780) 484-3377
Toll Free: 1-877-888-6325

Saskatoon Office
Office: 1-877-888-6325

What's New

  • November 07, 2019
    The site evaluation process is of the utmost importance when it comes to designing an in situ remedial program.  Outside of identifying your contaminants of concern, having a thorough under...
  • October 07, 2019
    Even the best due diligence practices and environmental modelling software cannot always prepare one for actual field-level remediation programs.  During our monthly safety meeting, we revi...

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