Soil remediation carried out at auto dealership site
Apr 19 2013
Contaminated soil is being removed from an old auto dealership site, it has been reported, after toxins were detected there.
Experts are working to remove the contaminated soil from the Napa Ford Lincoln dealership as the site is scheduled to be turned into a shopping centre. This exercise needs to be carried out before the development can go ahead.
An environmental consultant carried out a “rather extensive investigation” of the property. It was found there was “some contamination” which comes mainly from hydraulic hoists. These pieces of equipment were once used on vehicles at the property.
The cleanup process includes excavating the contaminated areas. The resulting soil will also be trucked away to an appropriate hazardous waste facility, according to Jim Newman, a geologist with the Napa County Department of Public Works.
It was report that on Wednesday (April 17th), mounds of dirt up to ten feet tall were piled up at the site, but Mr Newman was unable to estimate how much soil would be removed.
He did note that the remediation plan was being prepared on behalf of the owners of the property, and neither the city or the country is paying for the cleanup.
In other soil remediation news, a businessman has been ordered to clean up soil and groundwater contamination in Alberta.
The former director of two businesses in the Red Deer area was told to come up with a solution for environmental concerns surrounding the site, after the new owner of the property came across storage tanks and barrels that were leaking toxic chemicals.
According to the Edmonton Journal, the contaminants used at Jerry McInnis’ factory were found to be consistent with the ones found on the site. According to an Environmental Protection Order, these companies distributed chemicals to the oil and gas industry.
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