Series 12 – The Incredible Underground Storage Tank
This is the twelfth in a series of light, short and visual talks on taking control of environmental-risk concerns that haunt otherwise lucrative transactions in commercial and industrial properties, and even residences.
Hexavalent Chromium also known as Chromium-6, when dissolved in water, can be highly toxic. And one would not usually expect to encounter 4000 gallons of water laced with this substance inside a 70-years old gasoline tank buried on a property with no knowledge of owners that purchased the place 40 years back: especially when the place is in an escrow moving to close and the tank has corrosion holes that you can push a head through.
Presenting a well-tested technology of remediation of volatile organic compounds from groundwater.
Remediation is not an absolute term. In the environmental-risk lingo it means the reduction of the intensity of the contamination to such levels that will be accepted by the regulatory authorities.
Time and money are connected and it behooves us to outline time schedules when engaged in the Phase I and II environmental site assessments.