The BDM Warren Steel property is an approximately 1,200-acre brownfield that hosted steel-making operations beginning around 1912.
This property changed ownership and names multiple times over the years and was known as Republic Steel Corporation, LTV Steel Company, WCI Steel, RG Steel, and BDM Steel. Steel production at the mill has ceased and BDM demolished most of the buildings. Verdantas was engaged to provide guidance and services in support of the site cleanup, restoration and permitting which occurred in multiple phases and is currently still in progress.
BDM invested private capital to demolish vertical structures, demolish building foundations and slabs. They then recycled concrete for beneficial on-site reuse, and several thousand tons of steel was recycled. Verdantas provided the oversite and guidance for the regulatory and permitting aspect of the project and completed the Phase I and Phase II Property Assessments and the Property Assessment Work Plans. We also entered the site into the Ohio VAP (Voluntary Action Program) and MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) track. The project was executed with the construction and remediation activities from the perspective of waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.
Verdantas also oversaw beneficial use and surface water impoundments closures in accordance with an approved Closure Plan that follows Ohio EPA Closure Plan Review Guidance for RCRA Facilities. The related materials were reused in accordance with an Integrated Alternative Waste Management Plan (IAWMP). These alternative management approaches to both the liquids and semi-solid materials located in the ponds resulted in the savings of over $5 million.