Environmental Remediation — McCook, IL

A project to remediate the site of a former manufacturing plant in McCook, IL that was contaminated with VOCs and PCBs. The site was divided into two areas that covered 26 acres and 15 acres respectively.

Site prep

  • Set up decontamination station
  • Subsurface concrete demolition

Remediation tasks

  • Excavate contaminated soil
  • Dispose of contaminated soil
  • Production rates often exceeded 1,500 tons per day
  • Backfill with aggregate

Additional tasks

  • Provide excavation support for the installation of a Bentomat liner
  • Construct and maintain aggregate haul roads
  • Apply odor and dust control measures
  • As a result of severe rain storm, pumped water from excavated site

Project Facts

  • 60-day project
  • Excavation and removal of 25,000 tons of VOC contaminated soil
  • Excavation and removal of 974 tons of PCB contaminated soil