BETA team members worked with the Worcester Business Development Corporation’s (WBDC’s) Brownfields Development team to provide environmental services associated with the assessment and remediation of a former industrial manufacturing complex in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts. The complex has been redeveloped for use as a double rink hockey complex. This project was approved for Brownfields funding through MassDevelopment, the City of Worcester, and USEPA. Contaminants of concern included asbestos, PCBs, petroleum, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in soil, ground water, soil gas, indoor air, and building materials.
Our team oversaw remedial and assessment response actions, including:
- Demolition of complete building complex
- Excavation and off-site disposal of over 2,000 tons of PCB-contaminated concrete building materials and underlying soils
- Abatement and disposal of asbestos containing building materials
- Removal of abandoned underground storage tanks and a hydraulic lift system
- Installation of a vapor barrier membrane as part of the hockey rink complex construction
- Post demolition ground water, soil, soil gas, and indoor air monitoring
We prepared a Permanent Solution Statement Report for a portion of this Disposal Site in accordance with the MCP, as well as prepared a Performance-based PCB Cleanup Completion Report in accordance with USEPA TSCA guidelines.
This project was recipient of the Brownfields Project of the Year Award (James D.P. Farrell Award) in 2018.