The goal of this project was the remediation of a former industrial facility. There were multiple issues that needed to be addressed at the site, including; asbestos abatement, lead abatement, removal of several underground storage tanks, demolition and the removal of hazardous waste excavated from the site. The building's interior and exterior were scrapped to remove loose and flaking lead-based paint. The waste paint was consolidated into drums and managed as a hazardous waste. The asbestos abatement consisted of the removal of VAT flooring, associated mastic, several windows with glazing and transite siding. All of the work was conducted in accordance with the New York State Department of Labor Industrial Code Rule 56.
There were a large quantity of drums and waste tires remaining at the property from the former property owners. OP-TECH's staff chemist characterized the waste, which was consolidated to the extent possible and transported off site as either a hazardous or non hazardous waste streams. Five, 5,000 gallon, underground storage tanks, containing fuel oil, were removed from the site. The existing 5,000 square foot wood building was demolished and transported off-site for disposal as construction and demolition debris. The concrete slab and foundation materials were removed from the site as hard fill. OP-TECH also excavated, transported, and disposed of offsite approximately 5,000 tons of petroleum impacted soils.