was founded in 1984 by a group of former Gulf Research & Development
Company employees, including the Director of Geochemistry, Dr. Robert
Pirkle, who were utilizing geochemical methods as a means of oil
and gas exploration around the world.
These methods, and the equipment utilized to
implement them, formed the basis of Microseeps’ initial work
at the Savannah River site, a nuclear facility operated by the Department
of Energy. Microseeps provided sampling and analytical support for
the assessment of over 200 waste sites at Savannah River Site utilizing
innovative soil gas procedures to rapidly characterize these waste
sites that contained numerous hazardous contaminants.
In 1995, Microseeps recognized the power in combining SW-846 methods with our unique performance-based methods to provide clients with a complete site characterization. As a result, Microseeps acquired the assets of two laboratories, allowing Microseeps to become a full-service compliance laboratory while maintaining our performance-based analyses and sampling services.
Today, Microseeps is a recognized leader in the
development of specialized analytical methods to support Monitored
Natural Attenuation and other in-situ remediation techniques. Microseeps
has developed new methods and overcome several technical challenges
for performing geochemical analyses on soils and ground water at
sites worldwide. Microseeps continues to develop new technologies
for the assessment of the in-situ degradation of subsurface contaminants.