Brownfields Articles

  • Environmental Assessment Brownfield Study

    In late 2011, Global was contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank and City of Flint to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with guidelines set for by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 24 CFR Part 58 for the Smith Village Project. Global utilized the HUD recommended format during the preparation of the EA including completion of the Statutory Checklist ...

  • Seattle, WA - Rapid PCE remediation for Brownfield redevelopment - Case Study

    Brownfield Redevelopment in South Lake Union Area of Seattle Project Summary TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) designed, installed and operated an electrical resistance heating (ERH) source area remediation project at a former commercial laundry and dry cleaning facility in the rapidly growing area of South Lake Union in Seattle, WA, The scope of the remediation was to ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • How solar is transforming an old mining town

    You hike over the crest of the hill and there it is: 96 sun-tracking solar masts, each with 42 solar modules — 4,032 modules in all — perched on the side of a hill with the beautiful Rocky Mountains in the background. It’s called the SunMine project and it’s all part of the reinvention of Kimberley, B.C., from mining town to a clean tech, tourism town of the ...


    By Green Energy Futures

  • 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

  • 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

  • Management of Excess Soil – A Guide for Best Management Practices

    Soil is an important resource. The protection and conservation of soil in Ontario is a valuable  component of maintaining the environment for present and future generations. The Ministry of  the Environment (MOE) encourages the beneficial reuse of excess soil in a manner promoting sustainability and the protection of the environment. The best practices described within this document are ...

  • Award-winning bioremediation case study

    Tamdown won ‘Best Use of a Single Remediation Technique’ at the 2008 Brownfield Briefing awards for their treatment of this former gasworks in Surrey. After applying Alga Power 101 during the screening process, Tamdown constructed vented biopiles housed in large poly-tunnels. Air was continually circulated through the piles using a low vacuum extraction system, preventing the need for ...


    By A Alga Companhia Limited

  • 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 ...

  • CETCO vapor mitigation system chosen as protection for high-profile sports stadium case study

    Project: New York Red Bulls Stadium Location: Harrison. NJ Products: Liquid Boot 500 Gas Vapor Mitigation System, GeoVent Gas Venting System Background: A sports team chose an idle brownfield location in Harrison, NJ as the home for their new stadium. To mitigate potential vapor intrusion concerns, Louis Berger Group ...


    By CETCO

  • 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

  • NJDEP issuing remedial priority scores for contaminated sites

    Very shortly, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will be issuing letters to responsible parties containing a draft Remedial Priority Score (RPS) for their particular site. It is unclear how the rankings will be used, but the RPS system has been described as a tool to sort sites out for further discussion. The ...

  • New Standard Defines Continuing Obligations Monitoring at Contaminated Sites to Retain Federal Liability Protection

    The 2011 Brownfields Amendments[1] provide clarity on federal environmental liability protection to facilitate brownfields transactions, but until recently commercial property owners had little guidance on how to maintain liability protection when purchasing sites with continuing environmental monitoring and maintenance obligations.  The new ASTM Standard Guide for ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Case Study - National City Community

    Since 2005, E2 personnel have provided on-call environmental assessment services to the Community Development Commission (CDC) of the City of National City. E2 provided EIR and Report Review, Phase I Environmental Site Investigation, Phase II Site Investigation, remediation services, grant application writing, CEQA/NEPA reviews on behalf of the City’s Planning Department, third-party report ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Case Study - CRALA

    Since 2007, E2 personnel have provided on-call environmental engineering services to the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA). On-call services to date have included Phase I ESA, Phase II Site Investigation, Health Risk Assessment Services, Remediation Feasibility Studies, and Brownfield Area-Wide Inventories. Under this contract E2 has completed multiple Phase I ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • TCE remediation at an operating railroad fueling facility glendive, Montana

    TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) worked as a subcontractor to Kennedy Jenks Consultants (KJ) to remediate trichloroethene(TCE) in soil during the winter months in Eastern Montana. The project was performed for a firm fixed price based on the TRS standard contract that included installing and operating the ERH system until either the remedial goal was achieved or the design energy was applied, whichever ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • 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

  • US EPA’s petroleum brownfields action plan: promoting revitalization and sustainability

    The nation’s approach to assessing, cleaning up, and reusing brownfields has evolved dramatically since the emergence of EPA and state brownfields programs. The cleanup and subsequent redevelopment of brownfields have had significant positive impacts on their surrounding communities, including enhancing local economies, increasing property values, generating new jobs, and creating new commercial, ...

  • 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 ...

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