Summit Drilling Knows Its PFAS

Summit Drilling has extensive experience helping environmental consultants to safely and effectively investigate and treat sites with emerging contaminants. With more and more sites requiring characterization for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) Summit has implemented new and proven-effective drilling methods to avoid cross-contamination of samples from drilling materials, sampling equipment, such as packers, pumps, valves and transducers– even personal protective equipment. Summit’s operating procedures are consistent with best practices detailed in the National Ground Water Association’s comprehensive guidance document, Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice

“There are unique standards for this type of work, states Tory Donnelly, President and COO of Summit Drilling. “Due to the very low reporting limits associated with PFAS, special precautions must be taken in preparation and materials use to avoid cross contamination. We have executed flawlessly on multiple large-scale military projects with PFAS as the primary concern”, continues Donnelly. “I’m very proud of our project managers and expertly trained field teams who have demonstrated their ability to successfully address sites affected by this emerging contaminant”, Donnelly concludes.

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