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EENG 7425 - Contaminated Site Investigation and Remediation Processes

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

​This course summarizes the five main processes in the management of contaminated sites: site audit, site investigation, sampling, risk assessment, and treatment and monitoring. Further, it gives students the basic knowledge and skills to perform a site audit and investigation. Case histories will be used as examples to demonstrate the principles of environmental site assessments (ESAs) and environmental site investigations (PSIs and DSIs). In addition, this course highlights the importance of site characterization in terms of soil, water, and sediment, as an essential and integral part of the overall management of contaminated sites. It also focuses on the role of the site investigator in the implementation of a phased planning approach to obtain proper data to characterize site contamination, evaluate remedial alternatives and assess risks. The course promotes a scientific approach for evaluating and selecting options to manage site contamination, including treatment, removal or containment. Finally, the course looks at the role of risk assessment in managing contaminated sites and an overview of the evaluation and design processes for site remediation.


EENG 7415



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Differentiate between an Environmental Site Assessment and an Environmental Site Investigation including examples of their respective contextual uses.
  • Discuss the regulatory context for Environmental Site Assessments and Environmental Site Investigations.
  • Demonstrate how to locate potential environmental concerns associated with a host of industrial or commercial properties.
  • Prepare a written report for an Environmental Site Assessment.
  • Discuss the elements within the Contaminated Sites Regulations that apply to site investigation procedures.
  • Illustrate the application of invasive and non-invasive techniques used in site characterization.
  • Design site investigations based on evaluation of field data.
  • Describe the evaluation process for site remediation common to soil and ground water remediation.
  • Explain the concepts of designing a site remediation plan and a monitoring system.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

EENG 7425 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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