The U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) defines “Brownfield” as “a property on which expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” NCM has extensive experience with Brownfield properties.For example, our work has included remediation of hazardous and non-hazardous soils at the first Voluntary Cleanup Program [Brownfield] site in New York State. The project included excavation and removal of PCB- and chlorinated solvent-contaminated soil, removal of PCB storage tanks, and cleaning and abandonment of 1,000 feet of solvent-contaminated pipeline.
NCM has also performed site remediation work at a Departmemt of Environmental Protection (DEP) Brownfield showcase site in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The project included PCB decontamination of approximately 300 pieces of equipment; cleaning of sumps, ovens, and process systems; draining of transformers; demolition of five buildings and a small stack; plus characterization and packing of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes for disposal.
As with the above sites and many others, NCM assists the property owner with site planning, cleanup, and certification on these complicated projects. Depending upon the type, quantity, and toxicity of the contamination, NCM may also perform remediation of soil, surface, and/or groundwater. NCM understands the time-sensitive nature of such projects, and works to avoid delays that would cause increases in redevelopment costs.
“First Step in ‘Land Recycling’: Remediation.” Brownfield News. October, 2006.
“The Most Essential Step: Brownfields Redevelopment Starts with Remediation.” Facility Safety Management. August, 2005.