Carlson was initially contracted to provide a pre-purchase due diligence environmental assessment of this site which included a production area as well as more than 150 acres of undeveloped property. Georgia Pacific had used the facility to manufacture resin as well as construction materials including hardboard, hardwood paneling, plywood, and veneers. The assessment identified a number of Recognized Environmental Conditions including: on site lagoons and ponds, on site landfills, former underground storage tanks, aboveground storage tank intake areas, chlorinated solvent use, transformer spills, and chemical use in various operational areas.
A Phase II environmental site investigation was initially conducted to evaluate potential impacts identified. Soil borings were emplaced to collect subsurface samples, and surface soil samples as well as sediment and surface water samples were collected at various locations across the subject site to further evaluate these potential environmental impairments. As additional information was obtained during the due diligence process, additional areas of potential concern were identified, and supplemental Phase II investigations were completed.
Corrective actions at the site included the remediation of ash ponds, excavation and removal of buried building materials, as well as the removal and offsite disposal of material contained in two licensed landfills which had been located at the site. Closure of the landfills required the excavation and relocation of more than 7,000 tons of material.
Environmental Services Provided:
- Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
- Phase II Environmental Site Investigations