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Dry Cleaner Site



Alexandria, VA


GTA performed Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) activities at a former dry cleaner facility in Alexandria, Virginia. The work was performed for an interested buyer, who was planning to convert the building to a mixed commercial/residential use. The Site Assessment activities included researching the historical operations associated with the facility and surrounding region, and collecting soil and groundwater samples from various locations across the site.

As a result of the Phase II ESA, impacts to soil and groundwater from traditional dry cleaner chemicals were identified onsite and off-site. As a result, the Client elected to enroll the facility in the Virginia Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP). The facility was accepted into the program and additional site characterization activities were performed. Due to the close proximity of residences, potential risks associated with soil vapors were evaluated immediately downgradient of the site and a potential receptor evaluation was conducted for the site vicinity. GTA environmental personnel provided technical and management services related to evaluation of the site, as well as interfacing with regulatory personnel.

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