EnviroForensics Develops Cost-Effective Remediation Plan for Former Dry Cleaner Client

EnviroForensics is at work remediating Crest Cleaners, a former dry cleaner in Mooresville, Indiana. Located within a mixed-use commercial and residential area, the Site is now undergoing cleanup due to historical dry cleaning activities that resulted in soil impacts onsite and groundwater impact that has migrated under buildings in the residential area.

EnviroForensics has completed excavation and removal of heavily impacted soils. Our team of environmental experts has utilized enhanced reductive dechlorination (ERD) along with in-situ chemical reduction (ISCR) to address contamination on the property. These techniques have been carefully chosen as the most cost-effective options to clean up the Site’s contamination. ISCR immediately eliminates groundwater impact, and over a two or three year time period, ERD utilizes naturally-occurring microbes to break down contaminants. Injections have been done at over 92 different locations. The goal is that after three years of injection and monitoring, the Site will be eligible for regulatory closure.

While ERD and ISCR are effective methods of reducing contamination on a property, methane is a by-product of these processes and can accumulate in nearby buildings. However, EnviroForensics is at the forefront of the industry in studying and addressing this issue. Recently, our Vapor Intrusion team presented a study entitled “The Production and Management of Methane in Soil Gas during Remediation at Drycleaner Sites” at the annual Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation’s Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air. The study has also been approved for presentation at the Tenth International Battelle Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, which will be held May 23-26 in Palm Springs, California.

At EnviroForensics, we work to ensure that contamination at your site of business is cleaned up in the most cost-effective and accurate way possible. Not only are our environmental professionals some of the best in the industry; we also have a team of insurance archeologists who are skilled in locating and utilizing historical insurance policies to help fund the costs of environmental investigation and remediation—meaning our clients pay little to nothing out-of-pocket.

Dealing with contamination on your property doesn’t have to be a burdensome and costly experience. Let EnviroForensics’ expert scientists and engineers develop the best remediation strategy for your unique situation.