brownfield site Articles

  • ORC Replaces SVE at Brownfield Site

    Site Summary A former service station was located on prime real estate in downtown San Francisco. Redevelopment was planned for the site, however, due to residual BTEX groundwater contamination, construction activity was halted. A soil vapor extraction (SVE) system previously operated at the site for approximately one year. This approach was not successful in reducing BTEX concentrations to ...


    By Regenesis

  • Brownfield and site redevelopment case study

    Service performed: Brownfield redevelopment Summary: EFI Global performed removal of several underground storage tanks (USTs), coordinated transport and disposal of approximately 1,000 cubic yards of soil from the tank pit on an abandoned wood manufacturing facility located in a downtown area. The property was originally developed in the 1860’s ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • GCL serves as cap in brownfield remediation site

    PROJECT: Patterson Plank Road Brownfield Remediation LOCATION: Patterson, New Jersey PRODUCTS: BENTOMAT® SDN BACKGROUND: This New Jersey brownfield was formerly the site of a chemical recycling facility. CHALLENGE: The soil at the site was heavily contaminated, and off-site removal would have ...


    By CETCO

  • Remediated sites and brownfields: Success stories in Europe

    This document presents examples of success stories of remediation of contaminated soils in various contexts and different European countries. Thirteen countries comprising 19 European regions present a total of 29 cases which illustrate how soil and brownfields remediation along with sustainable land management have become essential for reversing the trend of soil degradation and ensuring the ...

  • Quality Assurance Guidance for Conducting Brownfields Site Assessments

    Executive Summary Many sites across the nation once used for industrial and commercial purposes are now abandoned or under-used. Some of these sites — often referred to as “Brownfields”— are contaminated; others are perceived or suspected to be contaminated. In 1993, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative to empower States, Tribes, ...

  • Risk assessment and brownfields-determining exposure to site contaminants

    The USEPA’s Brownfields Program was developed to facilitate the rehabilitation of contaminated property for re-development. EPA has set forth criteria that must be met for a revitalized property to be used for residential, commercial or industrial purposes. The main thrust of these criteria is the long-term protection of residents or visitors (including shoppers and business employees). As ...

  • Combining thermal treatment with MNA at a brownfield DNAPL site

    Abstract A heavily contaminated Brownfields site in New York was remediated and redeveloped using a combination of In-Situ Thermal Desorption and Monitored Natural Attenuation. Four source areas were addressed by the thermal technology, and groundwater beneath the site is undergoing natural attenuation. Approximately 86,000 lbs of volatile organics were extracted and treated on-site. The ...

  • TCE Remediation at a Brownfield Site – St. Louis, MO

    Site Summary In June of 1999, the property owner of this former metal container manufacturing facility decided to redevelop theproperty into commercial office space. However, environmental assessment revealed impacted soil andgroundwater with TCE and 1,1,1-TCA, as well as their breakdown products (making it clear that some degree ofbioremediation was already occurring). Redevelopment ...


    By Regenesis

  • Brownfields: eyesore or opportunity?

    Minute Maid Park, the Downtown Aquarium and the Federal Reserve Bank are all examples of how the City of Houston is cleaning up and reusing local brownfields to create positive impacts on the community through its Brownfields Redevelopment Program. Brownfields are properties where redevelopment is complicated by the presence or perceived presence of environmental contamination. These sites were, ...

  • Membrane investment earns green light for brownfield site development

    A contaminated brownfield site with a history of industrial use and failed development attempts has been given the green light for a much-needed local housing development thanks in part to a revolutionary barrier membrane. Permission to build nine new homes at Upper Bar, Newport, Shropshire was granted to Days Homes by the local council subject to a contamination investigation and satisfactory ...

  • Brownfields redevelopment issues revisited

    The value of revitalising contaminated or brownfield sites has gained widespread acceptance. The efforts at remediation and eventual redevelopment of these sites involve several stakeholders, because the exercise directly impacts a number of different interests. The key issues to be resolved for the successful rejuvenation of brownfields are technical, legal, financial, future land use and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Redeveloping Brownfields case study

    Challenge: A property owner sought the services of Antea Group to assist in the Brownfield redevelopment of a 17-acre former railroad depot located in a high-profile urban area. The extent and magnitude of known soil and groundwater impacts combined with the time required to remediate the site was a major obstacle to the successful sale and subsequent development of the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Growing confidence in the redevelopment of ‘Brownfield’ land

    Untitled Document Hugh Masters-Williams, a Senior Manager of ENVIRON UK based in Cardiff, explains the process and development benefits. The technical solutions to ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Bioremediation Accelerates Brownfield Cleanup

    Untitled Document Bioremediation, using CL-out microbes, clears the obstacles to Brownfield redevelopment by reducing wells contaminant concentrations in groundwater and removing the ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • FMC`s brownfield lessons learned

    A corporate officer shares the valuable lessons his company has learned in addressing its brownfield redevelopment sites, providing case studies of four separate projects to demonstrate how a cooperative approach to remediation and redevelopment can pay dividends for the process and the company. Over the years, FMC Corporation has learned many important lessons as the company has worked to manage ...


    By AHC Group

  • Driving your growth and profits with brownfields

    Brownfields create economic growth while better protecting human health and the environment. Eligible Brownfield properties generally include property that has been or is being used for industrial, commercial, residential, agricultural or public purposes, is contaminated or perceived to be contaminated and/or functionally obsolete and/or blighted.Being a Michigan native, I will use Michigan as a ...

  • Brownfield investigation and remediation for a former foundry and dyeworks

    Client: Confidential Location: Manchester, UK   Services: Contaminated Land Site Investigation, Human Health Risk Assessment, Remediation Supervision and Validation, Landfill Tax Exemption Report   Summary: ESI’s site investigation, risk assessment and remediation validation allowed the maximum land ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Financing brownfields: EPA state program highlights

    Public financing is often essential for encouraging the assessment and cleanup of brownfields. Without public financing or government-backed financial incentives, many brownfields would remain idle and potentially contaminated. The costs associated with the redevelopment of brownfields include costs associated with demolition, site preparation, and construction. In addition to these costs, ...

  • Brownfields redevelopment; Understanding your environmental responsibilities

    Brownfields are properties that have, or may have, contamination or the stigma of contamination that hinders the reuse of land for new development. The lure to these properties is great – seemingly prime, large tracts of land being sold for relatively inexpensive prices; the vision of unrestricted development; putting residential communities on these lands and reaping a great return. To further ...

  • Brownfield and Contaminated Land Development - Case Studies

    Whether it is an old industrial site in the center of a city, the corner gas station, or a former agricultural site that used pesticides for decades, contaminated property can be found anywhere. These sites can be considered CERCLA, RCRA, state regulated, Brownfield or any other designation. Helping to clean up properties like these, is a win win situation for ...


    By EN Rx

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