Project Experience What we've done

Dry Cleaner Cleanup

Former dry cleaners site
Client: Buyer/developer

Purpose:

New office building development

Results:

  • Completed a Phase I and Phase II assessment and coordinated a geotechnical investigation for a buyer/developer of a vacant former dry cleaners site and discovered a chlorinated solvent release.
  • Enrolled the project in the MPCA VIC program to secure regulatory liability assurances and manage cleanup during construction.
  • Obtained MPCA approval of a Response Action Plan with provisions for monitoring and disposal of an estimated 1600 tons of impacted soil.
  • Negotiated with landfill and MPCA officials to allow the impacted soil to be used as daily cover, reducing disposal fees by 50%.
  • The plan included design contingencies for a vapor barrier and venting system for the new building (which included a full basement).
  • Working closely with City officials, helped prepare a successful application for nearly $100,000 in public cleanup grant funds.
  • Provided cleanup monitoring concurrently with new foundation construction. The new building was completed with no institutional controls.

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