Series 15 – Impala and the Auto Mechanic
This is the fifteenth 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.
It is seldom that we find environmental concerns with historic auto-mechanic shops, but this case was an exception.
The car in the old picture provided some clues; a 1959 Impala.
The place has since become vacant, for many decades, and will soon be redeveloped into a multi-family residential…, after they clean up some lead-contaminated dirt. It’s not too bad, and if done properly, can be done at incremental cost during construction.
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.