• Capabilities: EHS Auditing and Compliance , Site Evaluation and Restoration
  • Sectors: Conglomerates , Forestry Products - Pulp and Paper
  • Region: United States

Design and Construction of Former Creosote Facility

Gulf Coast of Mississippi, United States - A former creosote facility required remedial investigation, permitting and remedial actions. Arcadis assisted with all phases of the project from initial investigation through final construction.

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acres of fringe wetland restored

16,000

tons of soil removed

Arcadis was contracted to investigate and remediate a former creosote site that had been used for wood preserving operations for over a century. The site, surrounded by water, sensitive wetlands and residential properties, presented numerous challenges. In order to complete the project, Arcadis needed to meet environmental regulatory requirements, win public approval and implement remedies that are practical and protective of human health and the environment.

During the investigation, Arcadis used a number of technologies commonly applied to wood preserving sites. Our findings resulted in the removal of over 16,000 tons of soil, 7,000 tons of sediment and the restoration of over three acres of fringe wetland around the shorelines of the River and Bayou. Restoration also included the planting and development of transition zone barriers, a maritime forest and wildlife habitat for local threatened and endangered species.

All investigations and evaluations were conducted in accordance with USEPA guidance and protocol. We worked closely with state and federal agencies during all phases of the project and participated in public information events to inform and coordinate activities with local residents and representatives.

Arcadis assisted the owner with establishing long-term land use controls through the execution of a Brownfield Agreement. The site has received certification through the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Wildlife at WorkSM program for habitat promotion and conservation, and was awarded the prestigious Phoenix Award at the National Brownfield Conference.

Outcomes

>3

acres of fringe wetland restored

16,000

tons of soil removed

7,000

tons of sediment removed

Questions about this project

Jeff Beckner

706 828 4421