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Solutions-IES Receives National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Outstanding Ground Water Project Award

Solutions-IES Receives National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Outstanding Ground Water Project Award
Raleigh, NC, August 29, 2008 --( Ground Water Remediation Award – Below Median Cost

Solutions-IES, Inc., a leading provider of professional environmental engineering and remediation services for government and commercial clients around the world, has announced that the firm received the 2007 National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Ground Water Remediation Award in the below-median cost category. Solutions-IES was selected for their innovation and achievement in successfully solving a 10-year problem at the Tarheel Army Missile Plant.

Solvent contamination was first reported at the site in 1993. More than 10 years of standard remediation practices including pump & treat, air sparging and soil vacuum extraction, showed little to no effect on contaminants. Concentrations of trichloroethene (TCE) in groundwater ranged from 2000 to 4000 µg/L under generally oxidative conditions. The Army Environmental Command (AEC) hired Solutions-IES for its patented Emulsified Oil Substrate (EOS®) Process. For less than $650,000, Solutions-IES treated the source area with EOS®, quickly creating anaerobic reducing conditions and stimulating enhanced reductive dechlorination. After only six months post-injection and distribution of EOS® throughout the aquifer, TCE concentrations were reduced by more than 99.9% to < 1 µg/L. Solutions-IES’ innovative engineering design using EOS® achieved the site’s regulatory goal in a cost-effective and timely manner. The Army has since transferred the property and the new owner is redeveloping the site for commercial/retail use.

About NGWA
NGWA, a nonprofit organization comprised of more than 14,000 U.S. and international ground water professionals—contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers—is dedicated to advancing the expertise of all ground water professionals and to furthering ground water awareness and protection through education and outreach. NGWA's vision is to be the leading community of ground water professionals that promotes the responsible development, use, and management of ground water resources. The NGWA Outstanding Ground Water Project Awards recognize member innovation and contributions affecting ground water supply, protection, and remediation.

About Solutions-IES
Solutions-IES is an award-winning, 8(a), woman-owned environmental consulting and remediation firm, dedicated to providing innovative environmental services focused on investigation, remediation, and technology development. Our wealth of experience, knowledge, and technical excellence enables us to deliver solutions that enhance and sustain our natural environments and quality of life. For more information on Solutions-IES and its services, visit or call us at 919.873.1060.

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Solutions-IES, Inc.
Sheri Knox, P.E.

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