E2 is currently conducting a Remediation Feasibility Study for a former industrial use property that CRA/LA is considering redeveloping under its Brownfield program. To complete this Feasibility Study, CRA/LA requested that E2 develop an additional remediation screening criteria that would evaluate green remediation in addition to the standard 9 criteria that are used by EPA to screen remediation/clean-up alternatives. To accomplish that goal, E2 has identified green remediation evaluation criteria that consider reduction green house gas emissions of the various alternatives, use of recycled materials, reduced energy and fuel consumption, and reduced water usage. Clean-up alternatives that are being evaluated include soil washing, phytoremediation, excavation, and capping.
E2 is also conducting an area-wide inventory of industrial properties that could qualify as a Brownfield property as defined by US EPA. The inventory area includes an eight block area and over 200 industrial-use parcels. To complete this inventory E2 personnel conducted a review of Sanborn Insurance Maps, completed a site reconnaissance of each parcel, and reviewed aerial photographs. Because site access was not obtained for the parcels, recommendations for Brownfield eligibility was based on observations made from public rights-of-ways and available documentation.