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ORC Replaces SVE at Brownfield Site

by REGENESIS  (Mar. 22, 2007)

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 ...

Brownfield and site redevelopment case study

by EFI Global, Inc.  (Jun. 25, 2014)

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 ...

Quality Assurance Guidance for Conducting Brownfields Site Assessments

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 1, 1998)

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 ...

Remediated sites and brownfields: Success stories in Europe

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Mar. 11, 2016)

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 ...

GCL serves as cap in brownfield remediation site

by CETCO  (Jul. 6, 2012)

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 ...

Risk assessment and brownfields-determining exposure to site contaminants

by Atlantic Environmental, Inc.  (Jul. 5, 2010)

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 ...

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

by REGENESIS  (Jan. 1, 2004)

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 ...

Combining thermal treatment with MNA at a brownfield DNAPL site

by TerraTherm, Inc.  (Mar. 1, 2013)

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 ...

Brownfields redevelopment issues revisited

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 26, 2004)

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 ...

Brownfields: eyesore or opportunity?

by Citizens League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN)  (Jun. 1, 2006)

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 ...

Redeveloping Brownfields case study

by Antea Group - USA  (Nov. 6, 2014)

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 ...

Bioremediation Accelerates Brownfield Cleanup

by CL Solutions, LLC  (Jul. 1, 2001)

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

Brownfield remediation - Urban revitalization requires local groups to learn to identify brownfield sites and understand the liability issues and environmental concerns.

Brownfields are defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as 'abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.' Vacant industrial sites, gas stations, commercial buildings, and offices all fall under the heading ...

Membrane investment earns green light for brownfield site development

by Industrial Textiles & Plastics Ltd.  (Mar. 6, 2013)

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 ...

Growing confidence in the redevelopment of ‘Brownfield’ land

by ENVIRON  (Apr. 1, 2006)

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

Driving your growth and profits with brownfields

by Environmental Risk Managers, Inc.  (May 3, 2008)

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 ...

Brownfield Redevelopment: New Interdiciplinary Challenges

In the Federal Republic of Germany, 120 hectares of land are 'consumed' daily (84 hectares in the old, 36 hectares in the new federal states) for settlement and traffic; 50% of these areas are sealed at this (Statistical Federal Office, according to Department of the Environment 1998). The high land consumption results from the economic structural ...

FMC`s brownfield lessons learned

by AHC Group  (Jul. 1, 2009)

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 ...

Triad expedites brownfields redevelopment in Fairbanks

by USEPA - Technology Innovation and Field Services Division (TIFSD)  (Jan. 1, 2009)

The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) used Triad in 2006-2007 to assess environmental conditions at a municipal property along the Chena River in Fairbanks, AK. FNSB accelerated the site investigation as part of a brownfields assessment grant received from the U.S. EPA in 2005. Low-level contamination had been identified onsite in past ...

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