Selected by the National Association of Environmental Professionals for the 2011 Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Stewardship, Apex completed the investigation and remediation of a 4.5-acre abandoned brownfield site severely contaminated from years of industrial use. Preliminary remediation estimates exceeding $ 20 million prevented remediation and redevelopment of the site. Apex’s investigation enabled development of a remedial action plan acceptable to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the city for $ 3.1 million—less than 15% of the previous estimates. Funded by a combination of a one-time grant and PRP contributions, Apex completed the clean-up under a guaranteed lump sum, fixed price contract.
Featured in EPA’s Land Revitalization Newsletter as a significant land reuse success facilitator, Apex was retained by a commercial developer to remediate a 23-acre brownfield property that included a former leather tannery, a battery reclamation facility, and an abandoned shopping center. Apex characterized all wastes from more than 700 tanning vats on site, managed their removal and disposal, cleaned all residual concrete for on-site reuse, assessed and abated asbestos in the shopping center, managed all universal wastes, and demonstrated that excess fill on site was similar to area background soil and did not require landfill disposal which resulted in savings of more than $ 1 million.
Grants and Funding
Cleaning up and reinvesting in brownfields takes development pressure off undeveloped open land and improves and protects the environment. Apex works with industrial and commercial clients as well as communities and planning agencies on a variety of brownfields projects. Not only does Apex offer risk assessment and remediation services, our extensive knowledge of brownfields laws and EPA brownfield grants helps our clients develop sound funding strategies - paving the way for successful cleanup and development of distressed properties.
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