Facility (Lab) Decommissioning

Client: Life Technologies
Sector: Industrial
Location: Beverly, MA
Service: Pollution Assessment & Remediation

The Challenge:

beverly-ma-life-technologies-industrial-pollutionA world leader in the biotechnology industry was closing a research and development facility that generated hazardous waste. The facility was located in a mixed-use commercial building and it was necessary for the area to be cleansed and treated in an environmentally responsible manner for the next tenants.

The Environmental Services Provided:

SAK was hired to manage and oversee the decommissioning and decontamination of the facility, document subcontractor work, and provide a third party opinion certified by a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Decontamination consisted of disinfection of biological and chemical contaminants from non-metal surfaces and equipment.

SAK’s scientists prepared a decontamination report for the facility. The report included a summary of facility occupants and operations, hazardous and biological materials used, a summary of decontamination procedures, results of inspections and findings, and conclusions as to reuse of the premises.

Summary of Services:

  • Facility Decommissioning
  • Hazardous Materials Use Assessment
  • Decontamination
  • Sampling
  • CIH Certification

The Result:

SAK’s work plan prevented the spread of micro-organisms and other contaminants that may threaten the health of human beings, animals and damage the environment.