April 2020 Land Science Newsletter

A Guide to 6 Key Advantages and Tax Incentives for Opportunity Zone Properties and Investment Funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) are designed to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities throughout the country by providing tax benefits to investors who invest eligible capital into these communities. This ebook provides a high-level overview of the Opportunity Zone program, a guide to six of some of the most meaningful changes for land redevelopment included in the final regulations, and information on where to turn for quick and cost-effective assistance when it comes to environmental remediation. To learn about some of the key advantages to recent Opportunity Zones regulatory changes, download the eBook.

Pre-emptive Vapor Mitigation Protects Students from Potential Exposure at California Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This case study reviews a high school that has been a fixture in its Southern California community since it was built in the 1930’s. Due to onsite pesticide use, a vapor intrusion mitigation system was necessary to protect students and staff. The environmental team responsible for treating the potential vapor intrusion identified the historical use of pesticides on site and voluntarily sought a remedial solution to protect the site’s future occupants. In efforts to protect students and staff against potentially harmful vapor intrusion as a result of historic releases, a vapor intrusion barrier system was proposed as the most appropriate remedial approach.


New eBook Providing 10 Reasons to Consider Retro-Coat to Protect Your Property Investment

Vapor intrusion occurs when there is migration of vapor-forming chemicals from any subsurface contaminant source into an overlying building. When vapor intrusion is detected, it becomes necessary to design a solution to mitigate the problem. Retro-Coat™, a chemically resistant coating designed to resist aggressive chemical vapors, is a cost-effective technology with many advantages over alternative options for existing structures and has been gaining popularity and acceptance as an effective vapor intrusion mitigation strategy. To learn more about the benefits of Retro-Coat, download the eBook.


Vapor Intrusion Coating System for Existing Structures

The Retro-Coat Vapor Intrusion Coating System is a complete product line that consists of chemically resistant materials to properly protect existing structures from the threat of vapor intrusion without the need for additional concrete protection. Developed by the Research and Development team at Land Science, the Retro-Coat system has been subjected to rigorous testing procedures to prove its ability to combat the most aggressive chemical vapors. To learn more about how Retro-Coat works, download the brochure.


Land Science Continues to Work Safely to Ensure Protection Against Contaminant Vapor Intrusion

While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing many companies to implement “stay at home” directives, Land Science is continuing to actively implement vapor intrusion mitigation programs. Vapor mitigation is considered critical to ensure the safety of building occupants by preventing exposure to contaminants in indoor air. While our vapor barrier products are still being installed, we are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of our applicators, employees and clients. All personnel in the field are maintaining social distancing, taking additional steps to ensure hygiene, and wearing appropriate protective masks to protect themselves and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the most current information on COVID-19, we recommend you rely on the CDC website here.


Working Remotely? Visit Our Vapor Intrusion Training Library To Earn Certificates of Attendance

At Land Science, we know that many environmental firms have staff working remotely as we respond to COVID-19. Many companies are using this time to focus on staff training and getting abreast of new technologies and regulations. So we wanted to bring your attention to our library of pre-recorded vapor intrusion webinars that we provide on our website at no charge. We’ll provide certificates of attendance for any webinar viewed upon request by emailing marketing@regenesis.com.


7 Reasons to Hire a Land Science Certified Applicator

The effectiveness of a vapor intrusion mitigation (VIM) system depends on the quality of its installation. Improper installation can lead to vapors entering occupied spaces, potentially harming human health, and exposing the owners to legal liability. In order to minimize the possibility of system failure, it is highly advisable to hire an applicator who has undergone a rigorous certification process demonstrating they can meet strict manufacturer installation standards. Watch the video to learn more.

 

 

 

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To recieve a custom vapor intrusion solution, please call 949.481.8118 or visit landsciencetech.com/contact-us. One of our Technical Solutions Managers will review your project details and provide you with a customized vapor intrusion solution designed to achieve your site goals.

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January 2020 Land Science Newsletter

Client Spotlight: Prem Neupane, Apex

As an experienced Program Manager with Apex Companies, LLC, Prem Neupane has an ongoing appreciation for seeing firsthand how his efforts can make a difference in site cleanup. “When I compare the before and after activities at the remediation site,” he says, “Especially those in the State Voluntary Cleanup Program, Brownfield program and sites located in urban areas, our project work continues to provide me with great satisfaction.” With 18 years of experience at Apex, Neupane has been involved in a diverse range of remediation projects. In his current role, he manages several clients, participates in business development, and manages all aspects of his project work. Learn more in our client spotlight.

 

Client Spotlight: Prem Neupane, Apex

Brownfield Sites Can Save 40% in Installation Time with a New Single Sheet, Spray-Applied Vapor Barrier System

 MonoShield can be installed 30-40% faster than alternate plastic sheeting or HDPE systems. This saves money by reducing contractor costs and shortening the redevelopment timeline. Additionally, based on its superior durability and chemical resistance, its ability to effectively seal penetrations and seams, and a quality-tested and professional installation, MonoShield can improve indoor air quality, protect building occupants from exposure, and significantly reduce future liability, leading to immeasurable long-term cost savings. To learn more about our other Opportunity Zones tips, download the eBook.

Brownfield Sites Can Save 40% in Installation Time with a New Single Sheet, Spray-Applied Vapor Barrier System

 


A Cost-Effective Barrier with Superior Constructability

MonoShield is a chemically resistant and easy-to-apply barrier specifically designed as a preemptive solution for vapor intrusion at brownfield redevelopment sites. It is backed by unparalleled design support and a network of certified applicators who can ensure quality installtion. As with any construction project, but especially with regards to a voluntary preemptive action, cost is often a critical factor; MonoShield was designed with this in mind. One of the most significant advantages is reduced installation time. MonoShield can be installed 30-40% faster than alternate plastic sheeting or HDPE systems. This saves money by reducing contractor costs and shortening the


Geo-Seal Speeds Redevelopment of Former Textile Mill

Geo-Seal Speeds Redevelopment of Former Textile Mill
This case study reviews a former textile mill that was built in 1925 and was the first plush fabric mill in the state of South Carolina. The redevelopment of the former textile mill consisted of remediation, historic preservation, and the creation of a pocket park for the city. This redevelopment will bring new jobs and businesses to the area while preserving the site’s important cultural and historical features.
Geo-Seal Speeds Redevelopment of Former Textile Mill

 


Upcoming Vapor Intrusion Webinar with Dr. Blayne Hartman and Dr. Mark Kram

The Vapor Intrusion Risk Pathway

Land Science is pleased to present a webinar with vapor intrusion expert Dr. Blayne Hartman of Hartman Environmental Geoscience. During this webinar presentation, Dr. Hartman will discuss updates regarding vapor intrusion pathway issues, including regulatory updates. He will be joined by Dr. Mark Kram of Groundswell Technologies, who will discuss the use of vapor intrusion continuous monitoring technology. This webinar begins Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at 11am pacific/2pm eastern.
The Vapor Intrusion Risk Pathway

About the Presenters:


Blayne Hartman, PhD
President, Hartman Environmental Geoscience

Dr. Hartman is a nationally recognized expert on soil vapor sampling, soil vapor analysis, and vapor intrusion. He has provided training on soil gas methods and vapor intrusion to state regulatory agencies in over 30 states. His organization, Hartman Environmental Geoscience, provides vapor intrusion, soil gas and analytical expertise.

Mark Kram, PhD
Founder and CTO, Groundswell Technologies

Dr. Mark Kram is the Founder and CTO for Groundswell Technologies, Inc., a group specializing in automated cloud based monitoring and modeling of environmental sensor and analytical instrumentation networks. Dr. Kram has over 30 years of experience using innovative environmental assessment techniques, has authored articles, national standards and book chapters on the subject.


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SAME Small Business Day

2/6/2020, Waltham, MA
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2/10 – 2/14/2020, Alaska, AK
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3/10 – 3/11/2020, Westminster, CO
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3/16 – 3/19/2020, San Diego, CA
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December 2019 Land Science Newsletter

Blayne Hartman PhD, President of Hartman Environmental Geoscience

As a nationally recognized expert on soil vapor sampling, soil vapor analysis, and vapor intrusion, Blayne Hartman, PhD, President of Hartman Environmental Geoscience continues to leverage his 40 years of experience to provide solution leadership on soil gas methods and vapor intrusion to regulatory agencies in over 35 states, and counting. Although he has amassed diverse experience in a specialized field, he is currently focusing his efforts on indoor air testing. He shares, “I currently do indoor air testing around the country using high-resolution, real-time analyzers. Over the years I’ve developed expertise in the testing of vapors for a suite of volatile compounds that the EPA has strict regulations on.” Learn more in our client spotlight.

 

Blayne Hartman PhD, President of Hartman Environmental Geoscience

Webinar on Continuous Monitoring Data

The Vapor Intrusion Risk Pathway

Land Science is pleased to present a webinar with vapor intrusion experts, Dr. Blayne Hartman of Hartman Environmental and Dr. Mark Kram of Groundswell Technologies. During this webinar presentation, Dr.s Hartman and Kram discuss updates regarding vapor intrusion pathway issues, as well as the use of continuous monitoring data. Vapor intrusion continues to be a hot topic among environmental practitioners and represents an opportunity in the industry for firms to expand in providing informed and proper VI guidance and best practices for their clients’ sites. The recording of this free webinar is now available.

The Vapor Intrusion Risk Pathway

About the Presenters:


Blayne Hartman, PhD
President, Hartman Environmental Geoscience

Dr. Hartman is a nationally recognized expert on soil vapor sampling, soil vapor analysis, and vapor intrusion. He has provided training on soil gas methods and vapor intrusion to state regulatory agencies in over 30 states. His organization, Hartman Environmental Geoscience, provides vapor intrusion, soil gas and analytical expertise.

Mark Kram, PhD
Founder and CTO, Groundswell Technologies

Dr. Mark Kram is the Founder and CTO for Groundswell Technologies, Inc., a group specializing in automated cloud based monitoring and modeling of environmental sensor and analytical instrumentation networks. Dr. Kram has over 30 years of experience using innovative environmental assessment techniques, has authored articles, national standards and book chapters on the subject.

 

 


FAQ: The Vapor Intrusion Pathway

 FAQ: The Vapor Intrusion Pathway
The questions summarized in this FAQ as part of the Land Science “Distinguished Speaker” webinar series, were provided by our guest presenters, Blayne Hartman, PhD and Mark Kram, PhD in response to questions fielded throughout the webinar presentation. REGENESIS and Land Science are grateful to both Dr. Hartman and Dr. Kram for sharing their expertise. Land Science is dedicated to providing relevant, industry-leading content in support of client partners globally.

 FAQ: The Vapor Intrusion Pathway


Effective Use of Vapor Mitigation Systems Speeds Up Approvals and Creates a Safe Indoor Environment
In situations where groundwater contaminants at brownfield properties are either too difficult or expensive to remove, it is necessary to mitigate the human health risks posed by vapors entering overlying structures. An effective vapor barrier system can reduce those risks while lowering the cost of site remediation and expediting construction. Opportunity Zones, many of which are environmentally impacted properties, can be an excellent vehicle for investment and allow developers to generate value for both themselves and local communities. To learn more about our other Opportunity Zones tips, download the eBook.
Effective Use of Vapor Mitigation Systems Speeds Up Approvals and Creates a Safe Indoor Environment

 

Innovative Vapor Barrier Systems

A New Vapor Barrier with Unparalleled Chemical Resistance

The Land Science research and development team of scientists have invested years in developing the TerraShield vapor barrier system. The innovative use of two separate layers of aluminum combined within flexible polyethylene results in the TerraBase layer having >100X greater chemical resistance compared to HDPE (10mil)TerraShield was designed specifically to eliminate risk of exposure by employing innovative technologies to provide best-in-class chemical resistance and durability. Backed by a robust warranty and installed by Land Science-certified applicators, each TerraShield installation is rigorously tested to ensure the quality of every seal and ultimately the complete vapor barrier system installed. Learn more about TerraShield using the link below.
Innovative Vapor Barrier Systems

A New Advanced Nitrile Composite Barrier System

Nitra-Seal employs a chemically resistant nitrile latex. Nitrile is recognized throughout the environmental engineering industry as being chemically resistant and is often used in personal protective equipment when working on hazardous waste sites (e.g. nitrile gloves). Laboratory testing has shown up to 10X higher chemical resistance when compared to any other vapor barrier material on the market. Nitra-Seal has been lab-tested and proven to be highly effective against VOCs like chlorinated solvents and petroleum contaminants, and methane. Learn more about Nitra-Seal using the below.

A Cost-Effective Barrier with Superior Constructability

MonoShield is a chemically resistant and easy-to-apply barrier specifically designed as a preemptive solution for vapor intrusion at brownfield redevelopment sites. It is backed by unparalleled design support and a network of certified applicators who can ensure quality installtion. As with any construction project, but especially with regards to a voluntary preemptive action, cost is often a critical factor; MonoShield was designed with this in mind. One of the most significant advantages is reduced installation time. MonoShield can be installed 30-40% faster than alternate plastic sheeting or HDPE systems. This saves money by reducing contractor costs and shortening the development timeline. Learn more about MonoShield using the link below.

The Original Composite Barrier System Adapted from Waterproofing Materials

Geo-Seal is a sub-slab composite barrier system designed for waterproofing and adapted for use in blocking low concentrations of chemical vapors on brownfield sites. Geo-Seal is placed between the building foundation and the soil pad to minimize water vapors and minor concentrations of chemical vapors from permeating through the slab. Geo-Seal is rapidly applied and a broad certified applicator network is available. Learn more about Geo-Seal using the link below.

As risk standards and other compliance issues associated with contaminant vapor intrusion continually evolve, engineered controls like those offered by Land Science provide a practical, cost effective solution to eliminate risks. Recent advances in contaminant vapor intrusion mitigation developed by Land Science have assisted developers, engineering firms, regulators, and land owners by providing technically sound solutions effectively mitigating these issues. Download the brochure to learn more about vapor intrusion solutions.


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November 2019 Land Science Newsletter

Managing Principal for ATON Langan Discusses Environmental Strategies for Protecting Assets

For Ron Carroll, owner and Managing Principal of ATON LLC, choosing a career in environmental remediation was both a personal and professional choice. That’s because when he was younger, Mr. Carroll lived near and had friends who were impacted by the Times Beach dioxin cleanup project in the St. Louis area. As a result of toxic chemicals being mixed with oil and applied to roads for dust control, a massive cleanup was initiated in St. Louis County. Consequently, the EPA ended up buying many of the homes within the town to facilitate an effective cleanup in the area. Understandably, this environmental hazard and subsequent remediation project left an indelible impression on Mr. Carroll. Learn more in our client spotlight.

 

Managing Principal for ATON Langan Discusses Environmental Strategies for Protecting Assets

7 Reasons to Hire a Land Science Certified Applicator

7 Reasons to Hire a Land Science Certified Applicator

The effectiveness of a vapor intrusion mitigation (VIM) system depends on the quality of its installation. Improper installation can lead to vapors entering occupied spaces, potentially harming human health, and exposing the owners to legal liability. In order to minimize the possibility of system failure, it is highly advisable to hire an applicator who has undergone a rigorous certification process demonstrating they can meet strict manufacturer installation standards. Hiring an applicator who has not been certified can lead to substandard installation, system failure, and increased risk to human health. Download the ebook to learn more.

 

7 Reasons to Hire a Land Science Certified Applicator

 


5 Reasons to Consider a Preemptive Vapor Barrier to Protect Your Property Investment

5 Reasons to Consider a Preemptive Vapor Barrier to Protect Your Property Investment
Historically, easily-punctured thin-mil plastic sheets or inflexible and difficult-to-seal High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Barriers were the only option for vapor mitigation at large warehouses or sites where regulatory requirements were not a driving risk factor. These solutions offered either chemical resistance or constructability, but not both. Composed of an innovative, metallized-film, MonoShield sets the standard for preventing diffusion and permeation of chemical vapors. Its nitrile-based asphalt latex ensures a seal far more effective and easier to apply than tape-based or heat-welded systems. Download the ebook to learn more.

5 Reasons to Consider a Preemptive Vapor Barrier to Protect Your Property Investment

 


MonoShield Vapor Barrier Installed at Former Hazel Park Raceway Speeds Up Redevelopment

 MonoShield Vapor Barrier Installed at Former Hazel Park Raceway Speeds Up Redevelopment

The former Hazel Park Raceway was located in a designated Opportunity Zone, which was established by the US Federal Treasury to encourage businesses to invest in blighted properties by providing tax incentives. Hazel Park welcomed the economic development and the promise of future jobs coming to the community through this key redevelopment project. With MonoShield offering a more reliable, cost-effective solution, the project was assured of meeting milestones and staying on time and on budget.

 MonoShield Vapor Barrier Installed at Former Hazel Park Raceway Speeds Up Redevelopment

 


Download Brochure: MonoShield Reinforced Aluminum Vapor Barrier

 Download Brochure: MonoShield Reinforced Aluminum Vapor Barrier
 MonoShield is a chemically resistant and easy-to-apply barrier specifically designed as a preemptive solution for vapor intrusion at brownfield redevelopment sites. It is backed by unparalleled design support, robust warranty options, and a network of certified applicators who can ensure quality installation. Download the brochure to learn more about MonoShield.
 Download Brochure: MonoShield Reinforced Aluminum Vapor Barrier

 

Tip 9 To Maximize Your Investment With Opportunity Zones
Retro-Coat can be used in situations where structures cannot be torn down. This chemically resistant coating can allow property owners to protect their tenants and investment with little down time. Applying Retro-Coat can provide a building owner with long-term assurance that the vapor intrusion risk has been successfully mitigated, while at the same time, reducing the overall mitigation cost and avoiding the need to alter the building’s foundation. To learn more about our other Opportunity Zones tips, download the eBook.
Tip 9 To Maximize Your Investment With Opportunity Zones

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NGWA Groundwater Week

12/3 – 12/5/2019, Las Vegas, NV
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A&WMA 2020 Annual Seminar

1/23/2020, Buffalfo, NY
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SAME Small Business Day

2/6/2020, Waltham, MA
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Alaska Forum on the Environment

2/10 – 2/14/2020, Alaska, AK
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Emerging Contaminants Summit

3/10 – 3/11/2020, Westminster, CO
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30th Annual International Conference on Soils, Water, Energy, and Air

3/16 – 3/19/2020, San Diego, CA
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Questions?

REGENESIS has remediation experts based worldwide to assist you in your brownfield site cleanup. As the technology leader in advanced bioremediation solutions, we can help ensure success on your next remediation project. Use the map on our website to find your regional REGENESIS contact today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 2019 Land Science Newsletter

Matt Ambrusch: Environmental Project Manager for Langan

When it comes to playing a part in cleaning up the environment, Matt Ambrusch, Environmental Project Manager for Langan, realizes he has a responsibility to help ensure healthy and safe communities. Throughout his career, Ambrusch has made significant contributions to the success of his clients and their projects, particularly in the field of pneumatic technologies. He states, “My personal focus has been on pneumatic solutions that include air sparging, soil vapor extraction, multi-phase extraction, vapor mitigation, and even methane mitigation and collection. I also help lead the charge to develop and grow our two-dimensional and three-dimensional pneumatic modeling practice,” Learn more in our client spotlight.

 

Matt Ambrusch: Environmental Project Manager for Langan

6 Reasons to Specify a Vapor Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

6 Reasons to Specify a Vapor Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

For properties where there is underlying contamination that cannot be removed and represents a serious risk to human health, it is important to have a solution that can effectively mitigate that risk and provide both building occupants and owners assurances that they are shielded from physical and financial harm. TerraShield offers a higher level of protection compared to any vapor barrier system available today. With industry- leading standards for installation along with robust warranty options, there is simply no better option on the market for industrial, commercial, or residential vapor intrusion mitigation.

6 Reasons to Specify a Vapor Barrier Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance

 

 


Download Brochure: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier

Download Brochure: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier
TerraShield is a significant step forward for vapor intrusion barriers. Employing an innovative dual-metalized film technology, TerraShield provides superior chemical resistance over any existing vapor barrier currently on the market. Download the brochure to learn more about TerraShield.

Download Brochure: TerraShield Aluminum Nitrile Vapor Barrier

 

 


 

Tip 7 To Maximize Your Investment With Opportunity Zones

When considering an investment in Opportunity Zones, it is important to choose a vapor barrier system offering the highest chemical resistance. Nitra-Core is lab-tested to be up to 10x more effective than typical spray-applied SBR asphalt material. To learn more about our other Opportunity Zones tips, download the eBook.

Tip 7 To Maximize Your Investment With Opportunity Zones

 


Webinar Recording Now Available

 

Incorporating CSIA in Vapor Intrusion Investigations

 

Land Science presented a webinar with Dora Taggart, President of Microbial Insights, Inc., and Sam Rosolina, PhD, Analytical Chemist and Manager of the Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) Laboratory at Microbial Insights. In this webinar, Dora and Sam discussed incorporating CSIA in vapor intrusion investigations. They were joined by Tom Szocinski, CEP, Director of Vapor Intrusion at Land Science, who discussed innovative new vapor barrier technologies that are more protective and more cost-effective. The recording of this free webinar is now available.
Incorporating CSIA in Vapor Intrusion Investigations

 

About the Presenters:


Dora Taggart
President, Microbial Insights, Inc.

Dora Taggart is the President of Microbial Insights, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received a Biomedical Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and has focused on the optimization and implementation of molecular tools for environmental remediation, microbiologically-influenced corrosion and microbial source tracking. Since joining Microbial Insights in 2001, she has developed and commercialized over 60 different nucleic acid-based analyses. Under her direction, Microbial Insights has become a worldwide provider of molecular tools for leading consulting firms, government agencies and academia. Ms. Taggart runs national and international workshops on these tools. She has more than 20 peer reviewed co-authored publications and is often invited to speak at conferences around the world.

 

Sam Rosolina, PhD
CSIA Lab Director, Microbial Insights, Inc.

Sam Rosolina is Director of the Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) Laboratory at Microbial Insights. Dr. Rosolina received his B.A. in Chemistry from Berea College in Kentucky and went on to complete a PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Sam is constantly working to broaden the scope of remediation analysis through the implementation of cutting edge methods and instrumentation, and is focused on making these analytical methods more accessible overall.

 

Tom Szocinski, CEP
Director of Vapor Intrusion, Land Science

Tom Szocinski is the Director of Vapor Intrusion of the Land Science division of REGENESIS, Inc. In his role, Tom provides executive leadership, market strategy and sales support, while further strengthening relationships with state and federal regulators, applicators and environmental consultants. Tom is a nationally recognized vapor intrusion expert with over 14 years’ experience as an environmental scientist, focusing on vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation, remediation, site assessment, and Brownfield site management. He has served on both state and federal regulatory vapor intrusion review boards, assisting with development of vapor intrusion and mitigation guidance, regulations, and exposure criteria

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CASE STUDY: Big Box Retail Store Receives “No Further Action” Status after Geo-Seal Application

Project Highlights

Bix Box Retail Geo-Seal
Geo-Seal was selected to mitigate vapor intrusion at a new retail development in Skokie, Illinois.
  • Incorporated the new Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives (TACO) legislation vapor intrusion regulations
  • Geo-Seal® applied to 150,000 square feet of commercial space
  • Geo-Seal® application helped obtain a “No Further Action” letter

Project Summary

Geo-Seal was selected to mitigate vapor intrusion at a new retail development in Skokie, Illinois. The former industrial site was contaminated with chlorinated solvents (PCE, TCE, DCE and VC) and regulatory agencies required mitigation. A developer purchased the underutilized 15-acre light industrial business park for redevelopment and initial due diligence investigations identified numerous environmental issues on the property.

Big Box Retail Site DetailsGeo-Seal was utilized to address the new IEPA’s TACO legislation, Part 742. The project was one of the first in Illinois to incorporate the use of Subpart L: Building Control Technologies, which specifies the performance criteria of barriers used to mitigate vapor intrusion.

Geo-Seal was applied to 150,000-square-feet of retail space and the applicator was able to meet union labor guidelines for the project. Vapor intrusion risks were also mitigated at a fast-food restaurant and bank on-site through the application of Geo-Seal. The site was issued a draft “No Further Remediation” letter with the final letter issued upon completion of the engineered barriers constructed as part of the redevelopment.

Technology Description

Geo-Seal® is a gas vapor management technology designed to eliminate vapor intrusion on Brownfields or any type of environmentally-impaired site. Geo-Seal is a chemically-resistant material placed between the foundation of the building and the soil pad to eliminate vapor intrusion pathways and stop contaminant vapors from permeating through the slab. By deploying Geo-Seal, developers can ensure a healthy indoor environment while reducing the cost of site remediation and expediting site construction.

Combined Technologies Treat High Vapor and TCE Levels at Michigan Facility

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Project highlights

  • Redeveloped facility delivers jobs to Michigan community
  • Simultaneous use of Retro-Coat and Vapor-Vent reduced number of SSD points
  • Approximately 30,000 square feet of Retro-Coat successfully applied
  • Retro‐Coat provided a durable finish for vehicle traffic and heavy equipment in a manufacturing setting

 

 

 

Project summary

lst-michigan-facility-2St. Johns-based F.C. Mason company was provided a $1 million Clean Michigan Initiative Brownfields grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to move its operations to the former Federal Mogul manufacturing facility which was vacated in 2008. F.C. Mason Company was founded in 1898 and specializes in manufacturing parts for agricultural, construction and industrial equipment. The acquisition of the 265,00-square-foot facility allows F.C. Mason Company to expand operations and bring back valuable jobs to Clinton County. Michigan-based Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. (SME) was consulted to address the suspected environmental and vapor intrusion concerns resulting from years of manufacturing activities at the site.

Trichloroethylene (TCE) contaminated areas were present in one section of the building. In 2009, in situ chemical treatment of the “hot spot” areas was conducted employing RegenOx® technology (REGENESIS®, San Clemente, CA). However, a vapor intrusion condition was later identified and mitigation was needed. Retro‐Coat was selected to be used in conjunction with an active sub‐slab depressurization (SSD) system. By simultaneously utilizing the two mitigation approaches, SME was able to reduce the number of SSD points in the design and the total area requiring the vapor intrusion barrier coating. MDEQ approved of the plan. A certified Retro‐Coat applicator installed 6 mils of red Retro-Coat Primer and 20 mils of grey Retro-Coat along with a broadcasted aggregate to provide a non-slip surface. The contrast in color between Primer and Retro-Coat allows the clear identification of wear over time, prompting repair if needed, and ensuring long‐term protection from vapor intrusion.

Technology Description

Retro‐Coat Vapor Intrusion Coating System is a complete product line that consists of chemically resistant materials to protect existing structures from the threat of contaminant vapor intrusion without the need for additional concrete protection. The Retro‐Coat system has been subjected to rigorous testing procedures to prove its ability to combat the most aggressive chemical vapors. The system is rated for industrial use providing a durable finished surface suitable for vehicular traffic. Retro‐Coat coating technology was specifically developed for vapor intrusion.

Vapor‐Vent is a low profile vent system that can be used in lieu of slotted PVC pipe. The speed of installation and the proximity of the vent to the barrier provide cost savings and performance benefits compared to other technologies.

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