New Orleans RECAP Program Soil Remediation

Remediation - Louisiana
New Orleans Recap Program - Soil Remediation
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Project Need

A Commercial Real Estate owner in New Orleans required an environmental consultant to conduct sampling, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) compliance documentation, and soil remediation. The soil and groundwater were impacted with gasoline, solvents, lead, and arsenic compounds. Soil vapor had migrated under the building slab threatening indoor air quality.

Services Completed

The Lord & Winter Team investigated soil and groundwater using a Geoprobe drill rig and sampled through the slab to sample soil vapor, being careful to keep the building integrity. We worked with the buyer to meet all state of Louisiana - LDEQ requirements for notifying, characterizing, remedial action planning, and excavating soil for remediation. 300 tons of soil exceeding RECAP Limiting Standards (RLS) were removed and permitted for proper disposal at a local landfill. We calculated that soil remaining in place met soil quality screening levels.

Issue Resolved

LDEQ concurred with our results, and our client received a No Further Action letter from LDEQ. As a result, what was once an unused, and potentially hazardous commercial property was transformed into an optimal site for new commercial real estate development. Our client stated, "Lord and Winter did a remarkable job working through a difficult process to get us to closure on the property".

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