Former Galvanizing Site
Date: 2014 - ongoing
Location: Location not provided for purposes of confidentiality
Phase I ESA: A former galvanizing site was historically used as a “hot dip” galvanizing facility. Leaaf completed a Phase I ESA (October 2011) prior to the client’s purchase of the property. A Phase II ESA was conducted, funded by EPA Region 6’s Targeted Brownfields Assessment funding (Report by GEC 2013).
Phase II ESA, and Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP): Based on the Phase II findings, Leaaf determined that an additional soil and groundwater investigation, including geochemistry evaluation, was needed to provide adequate remediation alternatives. In July 2015, Leaaf submitted a VRP Remedial Investigation Plan Supplement (Groundwater Investigation Work Plan) in accordance with RECAP accepted by LDEQ.
Voluntary Remediation: In August 2014, the property was enrolled in LDEQ’s Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP). The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) determined that the site was eligible for their Brownfields Assessment Grant funding to support the first phase of the VRP Work Plan. Based on Leaaf’s additional soil assessment, in compliance with LDEQ's RECAP and RPC's Quality Management Plan (QMP), Leaaf developed a Partial Voluntary Remedial Action Plan (PVRAP) to address elevated levels of zinc in the soil and groundwater at the site, which was approved by LDEQ in July 2017. Remedial actions included: excavation of 71.5 tons of soil impacted with zinc, classification of impacted soil, removal of impacted soils from the site, and disposal of impacted soils at a permitted landfill; confirmatory sampling of the excavated area, MO-1/2/3 application, and backfill of the excavation area with clean fill; and applying groundwater use restrictions to the property recorded in a conveyance notice filed with the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Count.
Partial Voluntary Remedial Action Report (PVRAR): In October 2017, the Former Galvanizing site was remediated in accordance with the approved Partial Voluntary Remedial Action Plan (PVRAP), so that it is now protective of public health and the environment for the intended use of the property as an active scrap yard. Leaaf is currently completing the Partial Voluntary Remedial Action Report (PVRAR) for review.
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