Location: Berks County, PA Summary: After a heating oil spill in the basement of the residence, Brickhouse investigated, evaluated the overall impacts, developed a cleanup plan, and worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to pursue a written release of cleanup liability through Pennsylvania’s ACT 2 program.
Location: Oley, PA Summary: A spill of gasoline occurred at a residential property in Oley, Pennsylvania. The release, which occurred from an automobile gas tank, resulted in the discharge of approximately 20 gallons of unleaded gasoline onto a permeable driveway.
Location: Philadelphia, PA Summary: Brickhouse conducted the design, sourcing of materials, and oversight for installation of a vapor mitigation system including a vapor barrier and sub-slab depressurization system for a residential development project in South Philadelphia.
Location: Chester County, PA Summary: Brickhouse Environmental provided hydrogeologic and engineering services to a Golf Club to develop an onsite water source for their irrigation needs. Work including citing the well, drilling the well, hydrogeologic testing, applying for and receiving a Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) Water Withdrawal Permit, and designing an irrigation water storage lagoon. Brickhouse Environmental was able to perform the necessary testing to identify an acceptable water withdrawal rate and storage system that 1) satisfied the needs of the Golf Club, 2) was protective of the adjacent stream and existing groundwater users, and 3) satisfied the DRBC’s requirements for issuance of a Water Withdrawal Permit within the Groundwater Protection Area.
Location: New York Summary: In response to a large cost recovery claim from the State of New York against our client, Brickhouse Environmental was contracted to conduct a technical review and assessment of the Remedial Investigation and Source Characterization Studies, conducted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The studies were initiated due to a suspected cancer cluster identified in a large residential neighborhood, outside of Binghamton, NY. Based on their studies, the regulatory agencies had concluded that our client’s manufacturing plant was the source of soil and groundwater contamination from TCE and other chlorinated solvents, which then caused contaminated soil vapor to migrate and intrude into residents’ homes. Our client had inherited responsibility for the legacy contamination, as part of its purchase of the parent company.
Location: Waste Processing and Transport Facility, Hudson County, NJ Summary: Conducted due diligence assessment for purchase of waste processing and transport facility. Prepared application for transfer of Remedial Action Permit Transfer/Change of Ownership Application for property where rail transfer facility was operating. Prepared several Biennial Certification Reports and submitted to NJDEP to maintain compliance with Remedial Action Permit.
Location: Frazer, PA Summary: Brickhouse Environmental developed a secondary containment system design for loading and unloading liquid chemicals from tanker trucks at this facility. We also prepared several design alternatives and cost estimates and worked with the client in selecting an alternative that met the requirements for secondary containment, was not burdensome on operations, simple to construct, and cost-effective.
Location: Palmyra and Ridgefield, NJ Summary: Brickhouse Environmental has prepared Discharge Prevention, Containment and Countermeasure (DPCC) Plans and Discharge Cleanup and Removal (DCR) Plans for chemical company's two facilities. The plans included chemical storage practices, containment plans, standard operating procedures for the transfer of chemicals, recordkeeping and emergency response procedures. Brickhouse Environmental also completed a Site inspection and provided recommendations for facility containment system upgrades.
Location: Montgomery County, PA Summary: Brickhouse Environmental designed a pre-treatment system for controlling hydrogen sulfide levels in leachate from this construction and demolition waste landfill in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. We also performed a wastewater characterization and treatability study of the raw leachate, and designed a pre-treatment system to reduce hydrogen sulfide levels to meet township and the City of Philadelphia’s discharge limits, and we continue to provide wastewater discharge sampling and reporting services to the City and local township.