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Regional Petroleum Plume Beneath A New York City Borough – Evaluation of Soil, Groundwater, River Water, And Soil Vapor Investigation

International Litigation LawNew York City Borough

Project Highlights:
  • Performed an extensive assessment related to a 30 million gallon petroleum hydrocarbon plume beneath a New York City Borough of Greenpoint
  • Installed and sampled vapor monitoring wells, installing sub-slab vapor monitoring point in residential homes and the collection of sub-slab vapor samples and indoor and outdoor ambient air samples
  • Performed a river water investigation to evaluate if petroleum hydrocarbons beneath the site were impacted adjacent Newtown Creek
  • Installed and sampled groundwater monitoring wells
  • Researched source of chlorinated compounds discovered in groundwater
  • Litigation support

EEC Environmental (EEC) was retained by a major international litigation law firm to investigate soil, groundwater, river water, and soil vapor contamination to evaluate the impact of the large petroleum-free product plume on the residents and businesses in the neighborhood. The Greenpoint community is underlain by a plume of petroleum hydrocarbons released from whaling operations and petroleum refineries between the late 1800’s to late 1990’s.

It is estimated that between 17 and 30 million gallons of free phase petroleum product are pooled beneath this residential community.  EEC is investigating property devaluation and human health effects caused by this petroleum plume and dissolved phase chlorinated hydrocarbons.  Activities include the evaluation of the impact from the impacted soil, groundwater, and most importantly soil vapor intruding into residential homes and business.

For more information on this project, contact:
mzeko@eecenvironmental.com
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