Blaisdell Lumber

Red Bank, New Jersey
Waste Management Plan and Survey
(SIN 899-1 and 899-1 RC)

The property encompasses one city block in the center of Red Bank, New Jersey. The property is presently occupied by Blaisdell Lumber Company, Ben’s Garage, and numerous other small retail and commercial facilities. Site plan approval was granted for development of a $12 million dollar performing arts center. Environmental investigations identified contamination issues related to the property, including a chlorinated solvent groundwater contamination plume. Brinkerhoff Environmental Services, Inc. later conducted Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments to characterize the type and level of contaminants present at the site.

Contaminants of concern included volatile organics, chlorinated solvents, heavy metals, and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. Remedial actions initiated included cleanup involving excavation and disposal of contaminated soil. Groundwater monitoring identified the extent of the chlorinated groundwater contamination plume and determined an off-site source. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection approved a remedial action plan for excavation and disposal of contaminated soil. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued a No Further Action determination relating to groundwater and the chlorinated solvent contamination plume and also approved a soil remediation plan to address contaminated soil at the site. Construction of a performing arts center was scheduled to begin in Spring 2004.

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