W&M conducted Phase I ESAs and Phase II investigations of several properties owned by various industries, including TXU Energy Company in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. The properties are located in an area being redeveloped by the Tarrant County College District (TCCD) for their downtown campus. The area is heavily developed with a number of industries and potential sources of contamination including several landfills, two power plants, a lead smelter, former gasoline stations and a residential community. The TCCD campus is considered an anchor for the downtown redevelopment project known as the Trinity River Vision.
The Phase I and Phase II ESAs indicated that the Site had been impacted by VOCs and metals. As a result, W&M completed the Innocent Owner/Operator Programs (IOP) application, conducted soil and groundwater sampling, worked with the TCEQ case coordinator, and completed the IOP report documentation (namely the Site Investigation Report or SIR). The sampling and data evaluation by W&M clearly demonstrated to the TCEQ that the Site had not "caused or contributed" to the contamination and the Site was subsequently granted Innocent Owner Certificates (IOC) for several properties. Other contaminated properties were granted closure through the VCP after submitting the appropriate Affected Property Assessment Reports (APARs) and conducting additional investigation or remediation.
The Sites were issued the appropriate regulatory closure certificates and the properties are currently undergoing development. The downtown campus and the Trinity River Vision are considered very important developments for the future of downtown Fort Worth. The project was completed in a timely manner and within the proposed budget. W&M’s expertise with the TCEQ at similar IOP and VCP sites was very helpful in the successful completion of this project.
W&M conducted Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Phase II Investigations, asbestos surveys, removal of Petroleum Storage Tanks (PSTs), remediation services, regulatory closure at a number of properties at a former electric power generation facility. W&M effectively worked with the TCEQ to obtain regulatory closure certificates for several properties in a heavily developed area of downtown Fort Worth. The downtown campus and Trinity River Vision are considered critical for the future of the area. W&M completed the projects on time and within the proposed budgets. W&M’s expertise with the TCEQ at similar sites was instrumental in the successful completion of this project.
W&M Brownfields assisted investors in the acquisition of a contaminated property in downtown Dallas, through a limited liability corporation, at a discounted price. A Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) application and other environmental services were provided to the investors in return for equity in the property. The property was leased to a neighboring manufacturer to provide income to the investors while awaiting full regulatory closure. This property is currently for sale.
W&M has performed environmental assessment, remediation and VCP activities at the Fort Worth Opportunity Center property in Fort Worth, Texas (Site). The Site is approximately 4.5 acres in size and developed with three interconnected buildings. A laboratory and other commercial businesses operated on the Site prior to the Fort Worth Opportunity Center.
The Phase I ESA identified RECs on the site, and consequently W&M performed a Phase II investigation of the property. The assessment identified chloroform and trichloroethene (TCE) in both the soil and groundwater. The contamination was addressed through the TCEQ VCP and active groundwater remediation via enhanced vapor recovery.