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EnviroScience Solutions has extensive experience delivering innovative and practical measures to address environmental challenges in the Government and public sector. With more than 15 years’ experience, we have developed strong relationships with our public sector clients by delivering on some highly complex, time-sensitive and large-scale projects.

Our qualified and experienced team, including Occupational Hygienists and Certified Environmental Practitioners (CEnvP) are strategically based across regional New South Wales, and are highly mobile, to ensure minimal disruption to business and services. While our in-house NATA accredited laboratory ensures quick turnaround on asbestos testing.

Specialising in the identification, monitoring and management of contaminants and hazardous materials, our services include asbestos testing and registers, airborne and flood mould assessments, indoor air quality, lead air and paint sampling, silica dust monitoring and exposure testing, drinking and ground water testing, and contaminated land management.

At EnviroScience we pride ourselves at being at the forefront of innovation, and continually identify new hazards and ways to remediate and manage them. We were recognised at the 2022 BGIS Global Supplier Innovation Awards for our innovative project at the NSW Corrective Service Wellington Jail site to address a significant and destructive mouse plague.

We have successfully delivered on a number of projects in schools, hospitals, correctional services, waste management facilities, public buildings and works associated with roads, railways, public transport, telecommunications and the environment. 

Holding ISO accredited quality, environment and WHS systems, we are approved under NSW Government Prequalification Schemes and for Consultants in Construction and are members of the Schools Infrastructure NSW Panels for Occupational Hygiene and Environmental Services.

CASE STUDY

Validation Inspection, Assessment and Remediation of Mouse Plague Damage

In 2020, EnviroScience Solutions was commissioned by the Wellington Correctional Centre (WCC) in response to the mouse plague sweeping across the western region of New South Wales.  A potential threat to public health, and causing significant damage to infrastructure, we were engaged to provide remediation works so the affected areas could be reoccupied.

Following the initial site assessment, EnviroScience contacted multiple laboratories and other industry partners to seek information in regard to methodology for validation of areas following the clean-up of mice carcasses, faeces and urine. We discovered there were no quick and easy methodologies for the validation of surfaces.

In the absence of a readily available solution, EnviroScience then undertook extensive research into potential methods. However, these proved to be expensive, time consuming, labour intensive, and it was difficult to find laboratories that would perform the services for the purposes required.

With a quick and easy method needed following remediation, EnviroScience developed a validation method using Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) as an indicative tool – with it not only being cost effective but also extremely quick to undertake, with results available in 15 seconds.

While using a Luminometer to measure Adenosine Tri Phosphate (ATP) is not a new technology – it is a method used widely by the NSW Health and NSW Food Authority in food safety – it had not been previously applied as a validation technique following the remediation of mouse infested premises to determine if areas were safe to reoccupy quickly and effectively.

Handheld luminometers were used to measure bioluminescence by utilising the reaction of ATP with luciferase – reported in relative light units (RLU). Effectively cleaned surfaces were found to display low levels of ATP, while detection of high levels of ATP implied that the organic residue remains on a surface.​

The purpose of the inspection was to confirm that the areas contaminated by mice, their droppings and any other associated biological matter were sufficiently cleaned and remediated.​ And at the completion of the project, it was found that visual and biological contamination was successfully remediated.  

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