The company’s experience and accomplishments have included writing site characterization reports, sampling and analysis plans, radiation safety plans (including provision of on-site employee training), health and safety plans, MARSSIM-compliant sampling plans, and final status survey reports. Auxier has conducted radiological surveys on over 50 properties located throughout the Continental US and Alaska. Property sizes ranged from less than 1 to over 200 acres.
Auxier supported the investigation and evaluation efforts at the West Lake Landfill Superfund project, and provided health physics and risk assessment oversight during the entire 20 year RI/FS Phase of the project. Auxier provided plans and procedures for radiation safety, sampling and analysis, perimeter air sampling, and health and safety programs. We managed radiation safety and air monitoring during sampling and interim actions, evaluated radiological field data and prepared documents for clients and the EPA including technical evaluations of data and all risk assessments (both baseline and alternatives) and feasibility studies. Work included data management; detailed evaluation of data, fate and transport modeling using AERMOD, MILDOS, WISE Mill Tailings Calculator, MicroShield® and EPA PRG calculators; calculation of risk, production of reports, and negotiations with contractors and regulators.
Since 2011, Auxier has been the radiological contractor for the ongoing remediation of a 140-acre site in Fords, NJ. For the past 8 years, Auxier has provided project management, characterization and MARSSIM-based Final Status Surveys, remediation, restoration, and license termination services, radiation protection, negotiations with regulators, radioactive waste characterization and shipping. On-Site analytical laboratory to include sample collection, control, analysis, and data validation. Final Status Reports and primary point of contact for regulators.
Radiological remediations by Auxier, a division of USA Environment (USA), adds another 12 sites and 6 states as well as Canada to this total. Remediations conducted by USA include a 20-acre site at Freeport, TX, and a 200-acre site at Yerington, NV. Work at these sites includes identification of radiological materials, excavation and shipment of soil to managed off-site disposal facilities, final status surveys, negotiations with regulators, and delicensing of the properties.