Catskill has successfully executed removal and remedial actions to prevent the threat of off site migration of pollutants at Superfund sites throughout our 25 year history. These actions are defined as; impacted soil excavation, waste removal, impermeable cap construction, water treatment, soil vapor intrusion, and facility decontamination as the level of action requires.
- Removal actions are typically short-term responses, which are achieved by addressing the immediate release or threat of release which require prompt response. Removal responses are generally used to address localized risks such as abandoned drums containing hazardous substances, and contaminated surface soils posing acute risks to human health or the environment.
- Remedial actions are long-term responses. Remedial actions seek to permanently and significantly reduce the risks associated with releases or threats of releases of hazardous substances. These responses are larger and focused upon the removal and containment of the hazard. The prevention of these pollutants, from migrating offsite, include a combination of removal, treatment, and/or neutralizing hazardous substances.