A leading global agribusiness and food company commissioned Environics to perform Phase I Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) for 10 acres land plot in area in Alexandria for the purpose of building a warehouse to store grains (wheat, yellow corn & soybeans).
Environics carried out the site assessment according to the ASTM Standard E 1527-13 (Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments). The relevant environmental aspects that were assessed included: Soil, Groundwater and Ambient air. Assessment did not entail doing any measurements or sample analyses.
The assessment activities, that focused on identifying and characterization of significant potential environmental liabilities associated with past and current activities taking place at the site location or from off-site sources, encompassed the following:
Meeting with Client representatives.
Review of available historical, geological, hydrogeological and topographical data of the area;
Site inspection including a site walk-over;
Documentation of visual observations of areas of environmental concern, and;
Outlining key findings and conclusions.
Based on the site assessment, key environmental issues of concern and their significance are identified and recommendation for further characterization of the nature and extent of potential contamination are made.