PA Land Recycling Program
58-acre Industrial Property located in the Borough of Elverson, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Property has been used for the manufacture and distribution of metal products since the early 1940s.
The property was affected by historical releases and investigation activities have been ongoing since 1987.
Patriot Environmental Management was retained by the client to evaluate the results of previous environmental investigations at the site. Upon reviewing the data, Patriot Environmental Management recommended that the project be guided into the correct regulatory program by meeting the requirements of the Pennsylvania Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (Act 2). By doing so, the property owner (and all future owners) would receive a release of future liability for the identified contamination.
Project tasks included: additional soil investigation activities to delineate areas of contamination; evaluation of the existing groundwater extraction and treatment system that was installed by a previous consultant; assistance during sensitive property transaction discussions; and negotiation with off-site property-owners to connect them to public water.
Previous investigation activities had consisted of “doing only enough” to be compliant with federal and state laws. By continuing this approach, the owner would have retained cleanup liability and remedial costs for an indefinite period of time. Our approach involved capitol investment over a short period of time, which will result in a reduction in liability and ultimately long-term savings for the client.