It’s Like Groundhog Day All Over Again!

 In honor of Groundhog Day this February, I’m going to describe a “normal” trip that I take on a semi-regular basis.  I received a call from a relatively small manufacturer that was having some environmental issues and received W&M’s name from a contractor that they use.  They asked if I’d come out to take a look.  I happily obliged. Most facilities I visit have many similarities and this facility wasn’t an exception.  On the grounds are a couple of big steel buildings, substantial amounts of concrete in the front, and the rear of the property is largely bare ground.  The steel buildings usually have a crane or two; there is equipment manufactured for oil and gas, shipyards, off-shore platforms, or pipeline facilities.  Some facilities make items for all of these types of industries while some only make items for a single industry. On a typical visit, the same thing happens:
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Dallas County

Our staff worked with Dallas County District #6 to address contaminated soil along Interstate IH-30 in Balch Springs, Texas. The subject property was adjacent to a gasoline service station and had been impacted with petroleum hydrocarbons. The impact had stopped development of a planned subdivision and specifically the utilities along the highway access road. W&M conducted Phase II sampling at the site, designed plans and specifications for modifications to the buried utilizes, and provided general consulting services to Dallas County to complete this project.