Environmental Investigation, Pilot Tests, and Feasibility Study


Project Overview

F&V was selected by EGLE to lead the State of Michigan’s environmental cleanup work associated with this site.

The site has operated since the 1970s producing metal tubing for the automobile industry. In 1984, the property ownership changed hands. The new owner undertook environmental cleanup efforts in 1985 after a 40-gallon loss of trichloroethylene (TCE) occurred. After several years of investigation and treatment efforts by the company, it was determined that a chlorinated solvent plume had migrated past Site boundaries. Further inquiry into the plant’s history revealed that multiple incidents of TCE dumping took place on the property between 1978 and 1984. Contaminant levels of TCE were discovered in the groundwater at levels 400 times greater than the health-based drinking water criteria at that time. The full extent of the contamination was not known, but available data indicated that the groundwater contamination plume was at least 1,500 feet long. Austin Tube lacked sufficient funds at that time to continue needed remedial activities.

Our services include site-specific health and safety plan, feasibility study to reevaluate the effectiveness and continued operation of an existing groundwater pump and treat system at the end of its design life. The feasibility study determined that continued operation was viable for the immediate future and the project included permitting, groundwater sampling of existing monitoring wells, site survey, remedial investigations, and pilot testing of alternative remedial technology.

Project goals are to continue operation of existing pump & treat system for the interim, complete additional remedial investigations to better define dissolved plume then implement a more cost-effective remedial technology to complete corrective actions needed for the site.

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