This case study reviews a former gas station site in Buffalo, New York that required remediation due to leaking underground storage tanks. Together with REGENESIS, C&S Consulting designed an in situ remediation strategy to target the residual contaminant plume. RegenOx® in situ chemical oxidant was chosen because of its ability to target petroleum hydrocarbons and its non-corrosive properties.
Case study highlights:
- After previous consultants attempted remediation without success, C&S created a remediation strategy that successfully reduced the plume.
- The combined remedy approach of excavation and ISCO exceeded the remediation goals.
- Successful remediation enabled the construction of a 350,000 sq. ft. $110 million facility at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
As part of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Brownfield Cleanup Program, C&S designed a complex remediation program to ensure a quick and affordable solution. Petroleum contamination extended from 10 to 40 feet below grade. The site was excavated to 26 feet below ground surface to remove residual contamination and to enable equipment staging and material handling areas to support the deeper excavation area.