Phase I ESA Commercial/ Industrial
Enviromarc was contracted by a property-owner to conduct a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for a shop yard that was being used for truck maintenance, truck repair, chemical storage and chemical sale purposes. The repair shop and wash bay had inspections completed on the drains and sumps and were determined to be at low risk due to there being no cracks or faults observed during visual inspections; the spot stains, weeds, barrels containing various fluids, chemical storage and ceiling stains in the office were also considered to be low risk. However, the nature and extent of the tank farm, chemical storage building and the historical mixing of potassium chloride at the salt shed were of moderate risk due to the possible contamination and migration of these chemicals into the soil.
Due to this risk of soil contamination, it was determined a Phase II ESA was required to test the soil and groundwater, and upon finding abnormally high levels of salt in the soil it was determined an immediate Phase III remediation plan needed to be designed and fulfilled.