Site Closures Without Remediation In Indiana

Big changes have taken place in Indiana for contaminated sites seeking closure through any of the regulatory programs at IDEM (Indiana Department of Environmental Management). Closure of sites with releases of hazardous substances and/or petroleum products can now be achieved using consistent risk-based regulations that could allow all contamination to remain in place under certain…

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Another Pioneer Promotion

We are pleased to announce a recent promotion to Senior Project Manager for another Pioneer staff member, Kimberly Hempel. Kim started working as a Project Manager for Pioneer’s environmental engineering and assessment group in June 2014, and has over 15 years of experience in the environmental industry. In her time with Pioneer, she has conducted…

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Pioneer Promotion

We are excited to announce the recent promotion of Nicole Andrade, P.E. from Project Manager to Senior Engineer.  Nicole is coming up on 10 years here at Pioneer and has been a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E) since June 2015.  She has become our resident expert regarding Clean Construction or Demolition Debris (CCDD) testing and has…

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Phase I ESA Site Inspection

A New Phase in Phase I ESAs

After almost eight years with the current guidelines, ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing & Materials [ASTM]) stands poised to revise its standards for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in 2021. Changes to the Phase I ESA guidance document are not expected to be sweeping, with many of them involving clarification…

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Welcome to Indiana.

Crossing The (State) Line

Not only is Pioneer first in the State of Illinois in obtaining No Further Remediation letters, we are also well-versed in obtaining regulatory closure for contaminated sites in Indiana. If your site is ranked as low priority (only soil contamination) or medium priority (soil and/or groundwater with only petroleum contamination), you may qualify for the…

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Keeping It Clean While We Clean It Up

We hope this finds you physically and mentally healthy! Pioneer is committed to preventing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and we wanted to virtually touch base and provide an update on our current operations. Pioneer, as a real estate service provider and part of the construction industry, is considered an essential business under the…

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2019 Year in Review

Pioneer has closed the books on 2019 and what a year it was! We might go so far as to say it was our best yet, and we would be remiss to say that we couldn’t have done any of it without all of you. Check out some of the highlights from 2019 that helped…

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Geotechnical Drilling

Due Diligence Dilemma: Solid Ground or Soils Unsound?

When purchasing a site, what level of due diligence is warranted? Most sophisticated buyers know a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and evaluation of potential soil contamination is a must.  But what about the physical properties of the soils? Are they suitable for support of your development, or will unfavorable soil conditions increase foundation construction…

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