Proactive Management of Environmental Risk
Anchor QEA has been a long-term partner to the industrial market, helping clients cost-effectively manage environmental liabilities, maintain regulatory compliance, and build bridges with community stakeholders. As a technical leader across many disciplines, we bring a comprehensive strategic lens to site portfolios and environmental programs to deliver flexible solutions.
Anchor QEA supports the needs of industrial clients with a broad set of services for the proactive identification and management of environmental risks associated with ongoing operations, former manufacturing plants, and legacy sites. Companies focused on chemical manufacturing, mining, forest products, railroads, shipyards, and maritime industry hire us to develop and lead strategies, support environmental programs, and deliver successful operations, remediation, and development projects. We develop environmental plans and programs and corrective measure studies, and perform Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) facility investigations. We also perform human health and ecological risk assessments.
Our Areas of Focus
Grasse River Sediment Remediation and Habitat Reconstruction
Historical industrial activities along the Grasse River in upstate New York released polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that accumulated in more than 7 miles of the river’s sediments. These compounds can bioaccumulate up the food chain, which led to a fish advisory put in place for the Lower Grasse River due to elevated levels of PCBs in fish. Anchor QEA’ supported the successful completion of a 3-year-long remedial construction phase, which included dredging, capping, and habitat reconstruction.Learn More About This Project
Construction Management and Water Quality Monitoring
Anchor QEA helped carry out construction management and monitoring for Honeywell at the Lake Linden Area A Time-Critical Removal Action (TCRA) in Michigan, part of a Superfund site in the Great Lakes faced with elevated concentrations of various metals.Learn More About This Project
Detroit River – RiverWalk Shoreline Stabilization
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy (DRFC) has established a RiverWalk along much of the Detroit River shoreline as part of the downtown revitalization in the City of Detroit. At the planned easternmost section of the RiverWalk, located near the MacArthur Bridge connecting the City of Detroit to Belle Isle, heavy industrial use dating back over a […]Learn More About This Project
Sediment Transport Study
In support of a remedial investigation/feasibility study, Anchor QEA conducted a modeling study that evaluated sediment transport processes in a salt-wedge estuary contaminated with various chemicals, including PCBs. Our study focused on bed stability in the estuary during high-flow events and the natural attenuation rate of surface-layer sediment throughout multi-year periods. The study provided important […]Learn More About This Project
Get in Touch
For inquiries about Anchor QEA’s Industrial capabilities, please contact:
Jennifer Benaman, Principal
Industrial Market Sector Lead