was founded in Northern California in 1992. GeoChem's focus is twofold: 1) to provide the inter-disciplinary technical
expertise necessary to address the complex and dynamic nature of groundwater quality within a regulatory framework, where
any increase in monitored constituent concentrations could trigger a cleanup action; and 2) to provide statistical data analysis
services for compliance monitoring programs whereby results are interpreted in a geoscience context rather than simple reliance
on statistical tests.
GeoChem's expertise in applied geochemistry
and statistical analysis has been used on hundreds of environmental projects where the understanding and establishment of
natural background conditions is vital to determining regulatory compliance. GeoChem specializes in the science behind
natural occurrences of common pollutants in soil and groundwater -- such as arsenic, radionuclides, benzene, and other elements
and compounds in groundwater and soil, not typically associated with natural conditions. The natural occurrences of
such pollutants are surprisingly common, and sometimes mistaken for a contaminant release from project sites or other facilities
where routine compliance monitoring is performed.
GeoChem currently provides data analysis and groundwater compliance monitoring
consulting services to more than 40 facilities in 7 western states, often teaming with regional and national environmental
engineering and consulting firms.