March 11

Second-Generation Drycleaner Proactively Prepares their Exit Strategy

Environmental due diligence revealed soil and groundwater contamination from the drycleaner’s historical drycleaning operations. The vapor intrusion assessment indicated the PCE contamination was contributing to documented indoor air impacts at the adjacent tenant space. The drycleaner was on the hook to assess the nature and extent of PCE contamination in the soil and groundwater and to clean it up.  

EnviroForensics completed a survey to identify the sources of the emanating vapors. Once the sources were confirmed, a remediation system was put in place to mitigate the indoor air impacts at the adjacent tenant space. The next round of indoor air sampling proved that the remediation system was effective in mitigating the vapor intrusion concerns. A remediation work plan was developed to clean up soil and groundwater impacts, reduce the long-term monitoring activities, and bring the site to closure. 

EnviroForensics provided an effective environmental remediation solution. The cost of the vapor mitigation work was approved and funded by the property owner’s insurance carriers, which means the drycleaner, who was also the property owner, did not have to pay for the services out-of-pocket.