Helping a City Remediate a Contaminated Brownfield
After experiencing 18 months of limited progress with a local design firm, the City of Davenport, Iowa, turned to Stanley Consultants to develop a cleanup plan for a contaminated Brownfield.
The City was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remediate a contaminated Brownfield within its city limits. This site contained high levels of heavy metals, polychlorinated bi-phenyls (PCBs), and base-neutral/acid extractable organics (BNAs).
Due to the loss of the previous 18 months, Stanley Consultants started work immediately and had a QAPP approved by the EPA only seven days later. After only six weeks, the EPA was convinced the project was moving forward appropriately and the city was given an extension on its grant. As a result, Stanley Consultants developed a cleanup plan that was approved by the EPA and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and developed bid documents for the city to post for cleanup.