Location: King of Prussia, PA
Brickhouse Environmental was retained to conduct a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) at a large four story office building in King of Prussia. Although the current use consisted of office space, the site was historically used by General Electric for industrial and office uses related to aerospace programs. Historical sources for detailed site information were limited, due to the classified nature of the business operations conducted at the Site. However, Brickhouse was able to piece together relevant site history to identify potential areas of concern and significant data gaps. Significant data gaps related to historic operations were identified including a lack of detailed information related to the use of hazardous substances and the generation of hazardous waste. In addition, historic releases of PCBs from a malfunctioning transformer and unintentional discharge to a stormwater management basin were reported.
A follow up screening of soil borings with representative soil sample collection for laboratory analysis was conducted to evaluate potential Site impacts. The investigation identified an area of impact associated with a stormwater management basin, which was further delineated with some additional sampling. Other onsite impacts were not identified during the investigation. Our efforts provided our client with the necessary information to move forward with the transaction, satisfying both parties involved. The property is now proposed for re-development as a multi-family residential community.