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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 and lost their jobs still lived nearby.

satisfactory. These regulatory decisions were made on an indi- vidual site by site basis, with no uniform standards for cleanup. RT has nowhandledmore than 200 Act 2 Land Recycling sites throughout the Commonwealth. One of our largest current proj- ects 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 un- dergoing a slag reclamation pro-

cess, and recently was awarded a Pennsylvania Environmental Council Award for the positive impacts to the environment and Western Pennsylvania. As our company has expanded over the years, we have also been asked to assist on notable Brownfields Projects in: • Mare Island, California (PCB Remediation Demonstra- tion) • Bermuda (Two Defense Bases) • 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 Brown- field Sites, including retail phar- macy chains, convenience store chains, and retail donut shops in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and along the east coast extending north to NewEngland. We give the same level of focus and attention to each and every opportunity, no matter the size. We always help a buyer or seller quickly determine environmen- tal costs and how best to manage them along with remediation activities during the redevelop- ment 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 environment. Some other project examples include: • Installing a large scale vapor barrier at a leading US home/ building supply retail location where elevated benzene concen- trations were present in ground- water 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 capping impacted material while provid- ing capacity for reuse of millions of tons of soil material. • At some of the more difficult remediation sites, we have been able to determine the most effi- cient methods for phasing clean- up activities and redevelopment, to make redevelopment economi- cally 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 of what were initially believed to be waste materials, and has greatly minimized the volume of mate- rial that would have otherwise gone to a landfill. When it is necessary to “step up” and provide answers to public questions on cleanups and rede- velopment at sites, our principals can be instrumental in letting the public appreciate how cleanup and redevelopment can go hand continued on page 20B

We, at RT, saw that the con- cepts which were to be included in the Act 2 of 1995 Land Recy- cling Program’s process not only made common sense, but af- forded a positive economic incen- tive to clean up sites quickly and efficiently, and was considered a major breakthrough at the time. Prior to establishment of the Land Recycling process, efforts to cleanup sites led to wastes remaining at sites for indeter- minate periods of time while waiting for regulatory responses and the agency’s determination of whether a cleanup effort was

promise to hundreds of Pennsylva- n i a ’ s com- m u n i t i e s w i t h r u n d own a n d abandoned or undevel- oped indus-

Gary Brown

trial sites, many of which were already in decline. The promise and hope for future employment in these communities was being lost, although many of those who worked at these industrial sites

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