The former ABSCO Scrap Yard had been utilized for 40 years, and previous to that had been used as a rail yard. As a result of its long history of industrial use, site soils were contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), petroleum, lead, and other metals. The site was designated as a Superfund site and the former owner was under a consent order agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to remediate the property. Once sold, the remediation became the responsibility of the new owner prior to plans for redevelopment. The untreated soil was found to be hazardous for lead, containing total lead concentrations in excess of 3,000 parts per million. EnviroBlend was added at 1 to 3 percent by weight of the soil.
Post-treatment, the soil of the former ABSCO Scrap Yard was transported off site and disposed of at a non-hazardous sub-title-D landfill. This work was conducted in close contact with the USEPA and the agency approved the remediation and disposal option upon its completion. The client found the use of EnviroBlend to be a technically sound, environmentally acceptable, and cost-effective solution.