What We Do


What We Do / Consulting / Hydrocarbons


WCEC’s experience at petroleum release sites is extensive and comprehensive. Projects successfully completed by WCEC include but are not limited to overseeing the removal of underground storage tanks (USTs) at retail petroleum stations, providing emergency response, site investigation and corrective action implementation services at train derailments and petroleum pipeline sites involving large-scale release of hydrocarbons, completion of high resolution site characterization using direct sensing technologies, and preparation of 3D integrated site visualizations as part of our development of comprehensive site conceptual models. Our engineers, scientists and technicians have years of combined experience with corrective action design, construction and remedial system operation and maintenance throughout the states of Minnesota, Montana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and other midwestern states. We have completed over 2000 petroleum release site projects on behalf of site owners and through various state contract mechanisms.

Our engineers, scientists, and technicians possess a unique collaboration of academic skills with practical hands-on experience gained from over 24 years of providing petroleum site investigation, remediation system design and implementation services. We have designed, installed and/or operated over 65 petroleum remediation systems in Minnesota, over 25 systems in Montana, and over 20 systems in other states using a wide range of technologies, including:

  • Source area removal through excavation

  • Multi-phase extraction

  • Soil vapor extraction

  • Air sparging

  • Ozone sparging

  • Oxygen injection, and

  • Enhanced bioremediation

WCEC employs green remediation practices for all projects, bringing maximum benefit to all stakeholders.


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