Verdantas was retained to address the requirements of the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) for the redevelopment of a former manufacturing plant with more than 100 years of industrial history in Avenel, New Jersey into commercial warehousing.

Verdantas prepared the necessary ISRA documents, including the General Information Notice to notify NJDEP of the sale of the property. The Preliminary Assessment by Verdantas identified over sixty areas of concern and recommended investigation of more than fifty areas, including underground and aboveground storage tanks, floor drains, chemical storage areas, electrical transformers, buried process materials, ground water contamination, and ecologically sensitive natural resources. The investigation included inspections of the manufacturing facility and surrounding land, soil borings, test pits, monitoring well installation and sampling, building material sampling, and an ecological risk assessment. Once the initial investigation of these areas was complete, Verdantas oversaw the demolition of the former facility to ensure compliance with the erosion control plan to prevent migration of site-related contaminants. Verdantas coordinated the site activities with US EPA to modify an existing Self-Implementing Cleanup and Disposal Plan (SIP) to facilitate the redevelopment.

At the conclusion of the demolition, Verdantas completed the delineation of the contaminated areas of concern and directed the remediation of these impacted areas. Delineation included negotiating access to six off-site properties, including privately and publicly held land. As part of redevelopment, Verdantas also designed and oversaw the installation of a sub-slab depressurization system under the new building and directed capping of the Site in accordance with the US EPA-approved SIP. Verdantas coordinated the testing and movement of excess soils generated during grading for reuse on-site, reuse off-site as alternative fill, and disposal as required.

Based on Verdantas’ track record of success conducting remediation on the Site, the client continues to retain Verdantas for environmental services across the country.

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