MSA helped the Laundry Basket investigate contaminants identified by a Phase II ESA.
A Phase II ESA identified petroleum and chlorinated compounds on the Laundry Basket property, which investigators attributed to underground storage tanks removed three decades prior and from dry cleaning operations conducted on the property. The owners had to investigate both types of contamination, all while selling the property, so they turned to MSA.
MSA recommended that the owners first complete the petroleum investigation using funds awarded to them by the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Act (PECFA) because these funds had a lower deductible. This foresight, in turn, lowered total costs for the owner. After identifying the extent of the contamination, MSA performed the subsequent remedial activities.
Then, MSA shifted its focus to assessing the extent of the chlorinated compounds in groundwater using funds from the Dry Cleansers Environmental Response Fund (DERF). Additional water table and deep groundwater monitoring wells (piezometers) were installed, soil gas vapor monitoring was conducted, and an additional year of groundwater monitoring for chlorinated compounds was completed in 2010.