During the course of a routine due diligence program completed in conjunction with some banking transactions, the management of our Client, a leading manufacturer of chain and auger products, discovered a release of solvents had resulted in the contamination of shallow soils and groundwater in the vicinity of the company’s manufacturing facility located along the Mississippi River.
Carlson was engaged to characterize the nature and extent of soil contamination at the facility and to track the solvent release down gradient from the facility using a series of groundwater monitoring wells and soil sampling points. Our investigation concluded that the apparent source of the groundwater contamination was an old sandpoint, a shallow driven point well within a pit inside the plant. This structure appears to have provided a pathway for the migration of chlorinated solvents to the shallow groundwater.
In addition to completing the hydrogeologic investigation of the site, Carlson led a community relations program regarding the investigation. This effort involved a house-to-house well head survey, dialogue with city officials, preparation of written project status summaries, development of a groundwater ordinance, and obtaining a No Further Remediation letter from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Environmental Services Provided:
- Phase II Environmental Site Investigations
- Community Relations Support