Location: Philadelphia, PA
Brickhouse Environmental was retained to perform an ASTM compliant Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) as part of our client’s due diligence in advance of purchasing an 80,000 square foot industrial warehouse facility. The facility was historically a beverage bottling and distribution facility with a railroad spur along the western side of the property for delivery of corn syrup. Several potential areas of concern were identified including; existing and historic underground storage tanks (USTs) and fuel dispensers; an historic PCB release; improper chemical storage practices; and several Freon containing refrigeration units.
Brickhouse Environmental completed a thorough assessment of the site and surrounding area in accordance with the ASTM Standards to identify all of the potential environmental concerns. A follow up Phase II ESA was conducted to further investigate each area of concern including a geophysical survey, soil borings, and temporary well point installation. Representative soil and groundwater samples were collected for laboratory analysis. Through Brickhouse Environmental’s efforts, the client’s needs for due diligence were met in a timely fashion, the potential areas of concern were fully investigated and found to be de Minimis conditions, and the transaction was able to proceed.