Laboratory Decommissioning Services – U.S. Geological Society (USGS) – Columbus, Ohio

For this federal agency, STONE completed cleaning/decontamination of laboratory equipment to be moved to a new facility (sample coolers and freezers, centrifuge, biosafety cabinets). As part of our services, cleaning/decontamination of laboratory items that were to be removed and disposed (such as countertops and cabinets) was also performed. To meet lease agreement requirements, completion of sampling of sink P-traps and wipe sampling throughout the laboratory area was completed following cleaning activities. STONE provided reporting of the activities performed and sampling results, as well as characterization of wastewater rinsate for disposal. STONE’s services were subsequently expanded to include management of the disposal of smaller containers of laboratory chemicals.

We have contracted STONE over the past 10 years to assist us with various environmental issues including environmental compliance audits, developments of our facility’s SPCC and SQPP plans, preparation of chemical inventory or Tier 2 reports, and other related environmental services. STONE always responds promptly and provides quality environmental service in a cost-effective manner.