2013 Award Winner AMEC

 AMEC Environmental

A train derailment in Alabama resulted in the release of phenol and acetone to soil and groundwater. AMEC used a nontraditional application of Alabama risk guidance which included target organ segregation for non-carcinogens. Results provided a 10-fold increase in groundwater cleanup goals and over a 100-fold increase in soil cleanup goals providing for focused soil source excavations and a cost effective groundwater remediation system.

The target organ approach had not been used in Alabama before and regulators sought EPA guidance for the precedence-setting evaluation. It was approved and estimates indicate the approach will save approximately $1,000,000.

Congratulations Award Winners 2013

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Engineering Excellence Award and a big thank you to all companies having entered the challenge with the most advanced project.

We are looking forward to see everybody again for the 2014 Engineering Excellence Award.