Articles posted by Michael Nicholls

iEnvi has undertaken soil vapour sampling, using the implementation of the ASC NEPM, to identify potential risks of vapour intrusion regarding human exposure on various sites. Vapour intrusion is vapor-forming chemicals migrating from a subsurface source into an overlying building as well as basement carparks, trenches/pipes and conduits.  The requirement for vapour assessment as part

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operational environmental management plan

iEnvi was engaged to complete an Operational Environmental Management Plan (OEMP) to be implemented and managed by an auto vehicle storage and container packing company to unload, store, modify and pack vehicles for the purpose of new auto vehicle storage and container packing for export business.  The OEMP was prepared to document environmental controls that

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environmental test for property purchase

iEnvi were engaged by a client to complete a limited soil investigation for the purpose of pre-purchase due diligence at a property currently used as an open car parking facility, intended for redevelopment as a materials storage and a soil conveyor system. The purpose of this PSI and soil investigation was to assess if there

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asbestos due diligence

A major coal mining client engaged iEnvironmental Australia to undertake asbestos monitoring in accordance with an existing Asbestos Management Plan, which required annual inspection of a single electrical control room asbestos sheeting.   A local contractor we work with regularly was engaged and iEnvi specialists project managed and reviewed their report, to save on the

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waste removal fill assessment

 iEnvi was engaged by a developer to conduct preliminary site investigations and soil sampling at two properties in Angle Vale South Australia. The developer had acquired two large agricultural properties in South Australia, and wished to convert them into residential townhouse village developments, and environmental investigations were required for due diligence and development approval of

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iEnvi were engaged by a petroleum distribution client to complete a lease baseline investigation for the lease renewal for a property and continued operation as a petrol station, including compliance with the Protection of the Environment Operations (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2014.   The primary objective of the lease baseline investigation was to inspect

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Snowy Mountains groundwater

Groundwater monitoring was required by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, due to a decommissioned underground storage petroleum storage (UPSS) at a ski lodge in Perisher Valley (within Snowy Mountains National Park).   Groundwater was sampled by iEnvi at the request of a Ski Lodge company. The sampling was conducted using low flow sampling

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Water treatment Solutions

iEnvironmental Australia (iEnvi) was contacted to determine whether existing groundwater and surface water dam water quality was suitable for use in livestock watering and feedstock irrigation. Principal Environmental Scientist Michael Nicholls travelled to the Mt French QLD farm to collect the water samples from three sources. Water from two dams was sampled using the grab

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Recently iEnvironmental Australia (iEnvi) was contracted by a Sydney western suburbs Council to manage waste contaminated soil at a sports park in NSW. Soil excavated at a sportsfield had been excavated for light footings. The soil contained elevated polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations and asbestos and fill rubble, associated with historical industrial fill, and environmental consultants had

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iEnvi was engaged to develop an operational environmental management plan (OEMP) for an automotive recycling company in south-west Brisbane, Queensland. The OEMP was required as part of their development application for converting the site into a wrecking yard and adding additional features for stripping. This was a low risk site, that had minor contamination from

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