Direct Push Technology (DPT) Soil Sampling and Monitoring Well Installation - Medora, IN


EFS was contracted to perform direct push technology (DPT) soil sampling and monitoring well installation services at a former plastic manufacturing facility in Medora, Indiana. The project was performed under a private industrial contract. The Medora site was undergoing environmental cleanup activities.

The scope of services provided by EFS included:

  • Preparation and submittal of a site-specific Health and Safety Plan for all work activities at the site
  • Collected soil samples at 16 locations to a depth of 15-feet below grade utilizing a DT-6610 track-mounted direct push sampling rig
  • Hollow-stem auger (HSA) drilling at 83 locations ranging in depths from 27-feet to 39-feet below grade utilizing a Central Mine Equipment Model 55 (CME-55) truck-mounted and CME-750 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) drill rig and 4.25-inch diameter HSA augers
  • Installation of 83 two-inch diameter PVC injection wells at each drill location
  • Development of each newly-installed injection well in accordance with Arcardis' specification
  • On-site management of all drill cutting and decontamination of rinse water

EFS provided Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 40-hour HAZWOPER-trained personnel and EFS-owned DPT and HSA drill rigs to accomplish the scope of work. All work activities were performed in accordance with OSHA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) regulations. The project was performed on schedule and under budget within a three week period.