VAP Phase II ESA – Former Industrial Property – Andover, Ohio

STONE was subcontracted to conduct intrusive site investigations associated with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Voluntary Action Program (VAP) Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) at this vacant former industrial facility. The former tenant manufactured automotive body parts by plastic injection molding and painting processes. Phase I and limited Phase II ESAs had identified recognized environmental conditions (RECs) in the form of sumps, trenches, transformers, drums, storage containers, paint lines, previous use of above ground gasoline and diesel storage tanks (ASTs), and previous discharges from storm water and wastewater to an adjacent stream and on-site pond.

STONE completed the installation of 13 soil borings. Each boring was field screened using a calibrated Photoionization Detector (PID). Soils were logged using standard soil descriptions and samples from each boring were sent for laboratory analytical testing. Four new shallow and one deep groundwater monitoring wells were installed and groundwater samples collected from all existing and new monitoring wells. Ten soil vapor extraction points were installed and soil vapor samples were collected.

Soil/water/soil-vapor samples were analyzed to evaluate the possible presence of chemicals of concern (COCs):

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – related to the former use, handling, or storage of petroleum products, paints, and other volatile organics.
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) – related to the former use, handling, or storage of oils, petroleum compounds, and other compounds associated with industrial operations.
  • VAP metals – related to historical manufacturing processes.
  • Total petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) Gasoline-Range Organics/Diesel-Range Organics (GRO/DRO) – related to for former use, handling, or storage of oils, petroleum compounds, and other compounds associated with industrial operations.
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) – related to historical operations.

STONE packaged the samples, completed the chain-of-custody, and shipped the samples to the designated laboratory for analysis, and then prepared and provided copies of field notes, well logs, and any pictures taken during performance of the field work to the consultant for use in preparing the VAP Phase II ESA report. STONE also reviewed the soil borings, well logs, and investigation procedures prepared by the consultant for inclusion in the report.

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I just wanted to reach out to both of you & all of Stone for your outstanding effort, due diligence & professionalism on this project.

I’m certainly no ESA expert, but I was blown away by the detail contained in your report, especially given the tight timeframe that was required for delivery.

Please know that your work at Walnut Grove is very much appreciated by everyone here at POAH.

For the record, I am now a huge fan of Stone Environmental, and I hope we will continue our working relationship well into the future.

Doug Dempsey, POAH