Today’s handling of waste involves a large challenge of processing refuse with minimal impact to the community and environment.Past waste handling practices have sometimes resulted in environmental impacts that must be addressed in the current times.Both issues require technical expertise to identify composition, risk, and safety metrics so that waste handlers can do their undeniably necessary task.
What We Do
Gradient both understands historical industrial waste practices and is attuned to today’s needs for siting new facilities and handling the complex needs of managing waste.
Evaluate exposures and risks to recycled materials and beneficial uses of former waste products
Conduct satellite, aerial imagery, and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) evaluations to analyze environmental information
Assess pollutant transport from storage facilities
Use chemical forensics techniques to determine origin of waste materials
Evaluate waste practices state of knowledge
Use innovative web-based approaches to visualize environmental justice information