Cuyahoga County Department of Development
In Cleveland, Ohio, Burgess & Niple (B&N) completed Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) at a former foundry. No longer in operation, the vacant foundry previously had nine buildings on the site, but only four remain.
During the Phase I ESA, multiple listings of hazardous materials and petroleum products that were used on the property were identified in local governmental records dating back to the 1950s. Further investigations through a Phase II ESA were recommended.
During the Phase II ESA, a ground penetrating radar survey was performed. It revealed that at least four underground storage tanks (USTs) were still present on the property. Soil and groundwater samples indicated some minor impacts from the site operations and possible groundwater impacts from an off-site source. Based on these findings, B&N recommended that the USTs be removed.