Dry Cleaner Contaminated Soil Remediation – VCP
W&M closed a contaminated soil project for a former dry-cleaning facility in North Texas through the Texas Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP). The goal of the project was to obtain regulatory closure in order to allow our client to use the property for future commercial development.
An affected property assessment was completed for the property, which indicated that soil and groundwater underlying the site was impacted with perchloroethylene (also known as tetrachloroethene or “perc”), which is a common dry-cleaning solvent.
After excavating and properly disposing of the contaminated soil, W&M worked with it’s client and the TCEQ to close the VCP case with the use of a Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) to ensure that the property was safe for future uses and to avoid potentially costly groundwater remediation activities. An MSD is an official designation by the local municipality as well as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) that certifies the groundwater underlying the site is not to be used for potable water. And furthermore, through the VCP the property is certified to be safe for future development.
Although the groundwater was impacted above the drinking water protective concentration levels, W&M was successful in obtaining an MSD restricting the use of groundwater. By obtaining an MSD, W&M saved the client money and was able to close the VCP case in a timely manner. The MSD was certified by the TCEQ and a Certificate of Completion was issued for commercial and industrial land use.