Location: Oley, PA
Brickhouse Environmental was contracted to complete various tasks including onsite oversight, post-excavation soil sample collection and analysis, meeting with insurance representatives, and oversight during post-excavation sampling. The gasoline impacts were found to have affected subsurface soils, and also to have migrated directly through fracture patterns in the underlying weathered bedrock to the water table. Subsequent groundwater characterization activities demonstrated that concentrations of the gasoline constituents benzene and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) were present in groundwater below the discharge area at concentrations above statewide health standards. Remedial measures included installation of a new water supply well installed deep into the bedrock. We subsequently provided an expert report and expert witness testimony through depositions.