based in Gardner, MASSACHUSETTS (USA)
It is estimated that there are over 3,000 former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) sites across the United States. Another 4,000 dot the landscape of Canada, the UK, continental Europe and Japan. These sites were built long ago on rivers or harbors, often on the outskirts of towns and cities; locations that are now frequently in close proximity to infrastructure, buildings and residential areas. Many underlie or abut valuable commercial, residential, and municipal properties, posing environmental hazards to ground and surface waters. The urgency of remediation has increased due to a potent blend of community activism, regulatory pressure, high real estate values, and the need to reduce liability in light of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other measures.