Environmental Remediation — Steel Plant

Scope of work was to remediate the site of a former steel plant in Chicago, IL

Site prep

  • Set up decontamination station
  • Obtain special discharge permit for 1 million gallons of water onsite

Demolition activities

  • De-watering 40 deep pits and foundations
  • Decontaminating pit interiors
  • Demolishing concrete foundation walls to 36” below grade

Remediation tasks

  • Onsite stabilization of RCRA hazardous soils with elevated lead concentrations
  • Solidifying, containerizing and disposing of PCB contaminated pit sludge
  • Offsite disposal of 5,000 tons of non-hazardous soils
  • Backfill and site restoration including construction of berms to precise grading requirements

Project Facts

  • 150-day project
  • Disposal of 5,000 tons of non-hazardous waste
  • Discharge of 1,000,000 gals of water