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hen Governor Ridge came into office, Act 2 of 1995 gave new Before Act 2 RT Environmental Services – We Were Already Redeveloping Pennsylvania’s Brownfields sites W tion) • Bermuda (Two Defense Bases) of those who worked at these industrial sites and lost their jobs still lived nearby.

for regulatory responses and the agency’s determination of whether a cleanup effort was satisfactory. These regulatory decisions were made on an individual site by site basis, with no uniform standards for cleanup. RT has now handled more than 200 Act 2 Land Recy- cling sites throughout the Commonwealth. One of our largest current projects is at Beaver Valley Slag, located in Aliquippa directly northwest of Pittsburgh. The site was formerly one of the world’s largest steel mills, and millions

of tons of slag were deposited at and around the site. This led to what is currently the largest slag deposit east of the Mississippi River. The site is currently undergoing a slag reclamation process, and recently was awarded a Pennsylvania Environmental Council Award for the positive impacts to the environment and Western Pennsylvania. As our company has expand- ed over the years, we have also been asked to assist on notable Brownfields Projects in: • Mare Island, California (PCB Remediation Demonstra-

• New Jersey (Throughout the State – Industrial Parks, Service Stations, Chemical Facilities and three Major Landfills in Bellmawr) • The Ohio State Library • New Retail Stores at Brownfield Sites, including retail pharmacy chains, con- venience store chains, and retail donut shops in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and along the east coast extending north to New England. We give the same level of focus and attention to each and every opportunity, no mat- ter the size. We always help a buyer or seller quickly deter- mine environmental costs and how best to manage them along with remediation activities dur- ing the redevelopment process. Pennsylvania is well beyond the times when there had to be extensive excavations and removal of all contamination from a site. We can now use a multitude of techniques to man- age environmental conditions and impacts at a site, while still maintaining protection of human health and the environ- ment. Some other project examples include: • Installing a large scale vapor barrier at a leading US home/building supply retail lo- cation where elevated benzene concentrations were present in groundwater due to a nearby refinery; • Use of in situ remediation at a number of South Jersey service station sites, using the most practical and appropriate treatment reagents at each site, while preparing for future use; • Consolidating and cap- ping impacted material while providing capacity for reuse of millions of tons of soil material. • At some of the more dif- ficult remediation sites, we have been able to determine the most efficient methods for phasing cleanup activities and redevelopment, to make redevelopment economically practical even when grants and loans are not available due to economic conditions. • In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, soil material reuse has been a key focus of our com- pany, and in Pennsylvania, RT obtained General Beneficial Use Permits for more than 90 sites, which has led to the reuse continued on page 26A

promise to hundreds of Pennsylva- nia’s com- m u n i t i e s w i t h r u n down and abandoned or undevel- oped indus-

We, at RT, saw that the con- cepts which were to be included in the Act 2 of 1995 Land Re- cycling Program’s process not only made common sense, but afforded a positive economic in- centive to clean up sites quickly and efficiently, and was con- sidered a major breakthrough at the time. Prior to establish- ment of the Land Recycling process, efforts to cleanup sites led to wastes remain- ing at sites for indeterminate periods of time while waiting

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trial sites, many of which were already in decline. The promise and hope for future employ- ment in these communities was being lost, although many

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