Our client, planning to sell their property, received a compliance notice from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) requiring remedial actions. Historically, the site was contaminated by chloride, petroleum hydrocarbons, and technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM). Impacted soils, building materials, and equipment required demolition and excavation to restore the site for regulatory compliance. RETTEW approached the challenge with the goals of satisfying all compliance terms and making the process as simple as possible for the client. With extensive experience in the cleanup of contaminated sites in Ohio, we leveraged our knowledge to reach mutually acceptable site-specific cleanup standards with ODNR.
Our expertise did not stop there, however. RETTEW’s team provided a site conceptual model for potential exposure of probable exposure pathways that removed the risk of groundwater and surface water contamination, which limited the investigation to soils only and substantially lowered the client’s remediation costs. We also overcame the challenge of unknown buried pipelines in the area, using subsurface utility engineering to detect, avoid, and remove these substantial hazards. With the terms of the compliance notice met, ODNR issued a compliance action and released the property to the client.