W&M Environmental managed the Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) process for an industrial facility in the Houston Ship Channel. The MSD process involved collaborating with the City of Houston and the local community in confirming the lack of risk to the groundwater supplies of the area. Delineation of the impact from past disposal practices and communicating the property owner's commitment to removing the risk and preventing future issues was a key factor in meeting the requirements of the ordinance. Contact us for further information on the Houston MSD process or environmental remediation
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued a Certificate of Completion (COC) applied for by W&M Environmental Group, Inc. (W&M). W&M’s client, a real estate investor, leased to a tenant who impacted the property with chlorinated solvents and gasoline constituents prior to moving their operations several years ago. The release came from closed in-place Underground Storage Tanks (USTs). The Site was closed utilizing a Municipal Setting Designation (MSD). The MSD provides an ordinance against using the groundwater as a potable resource. By securing the MSD ordinance, the groundwater ingestion pathway is removed from consideration and allowed the property to receive its COC. This is the first MSD approved by any of the Houston Villages when Bunker Hill Village approved a resolution supporting the MSD after W&M hosted an informational session at a City Council meeting.
A large manufacturing client of W&M's in central Houston, TX received a Certificate of Completion from the TCEQ for a portion of a 100 acre property. A response action was conducted in March of 2013, consisting of the excavation and removal of soils impacted with lead, copper and thallium. Excavated soils were taken off-site for recycling.
Confirmation samples collected from the various source areas demonstrated that impacted soils exceeding regulatory limits for Tl, Cu, and Pb were removed. Confirmation sampling verified that remaining in place soil concentrations were below Texas Risk Reduction Program Protective Concentration Levels. The removal action has been effective in removing impacted soil exceeding critical limits allowing the, once industrial property, to be developed for residential use.
W&M would like to welcome our newest environmental scientist Meghan Price to our Houston office. Meghan came to us as an Industrial Hygiene technician at a Fortune 500 chemical company where she performed and coordinated industrial hygiene monitoring, data collection, analysis, and report writing. She also was responsible for reviewing risk management plans for 8 plants within the company, and became the site resource on IH related procedures, guidelines, and standards. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Bioenvironmental Science from Texas A&M University. Welcome to the team Meghan!
The Houston Business Journal‘s list of the largest environmental companies in Houston now includes W&M Environmental Group. The complete listing appears exclusively in the April 1 print edition of HBJ.