Clean Earth is honored to be a part of the team that won the 2019 Big Apple Brownfield Award for the Former Liberty Brass Project located in Queens, New York. On May 14, 2019, environmental professionals throughout the region gathered at the Big Apple Brownfield Awards Ceremony to recognize this award and celebrate the success of this project.
The Former Liberty Brass Project was selected by the NYC Brownfield Partnership Board of Directors and the Big Apple Brownfield Awards Committee to receive the award for remediation of the site which achieved a Conditional Track 1 Cleanup and obtained a Certificate of Completion in December 2018.
The Clean Earth Team was an integral part of the Liberty Brass Project providing onsite field services and management, transportation, environmental support and solutions, and soil treatment, recycling, and disposal for a multitude of earthen contaminated materials.
The team encountered a variety of contaminated materials throughout the project. Clean Earth provided assistance to fully characterize the material with deeper cuts into the site. This allowed the project stakeholders to conduct comprehensive sampling across the site allowing for detailed delineation of hazardous and non-hazardous materials, which in turn helped to save our customer time and money.
Contaminated Materials included:
- Listed Hazardous Waste
- Petroleum impaction with high EPH hits
- Large boulders mixed with sands and silts
- Three different classes of debris
The field services team worked with the customer to establish acceptable debris percentages and other characteristics required for acceptance of the material at various facilities within our network. The team also determined treatment methods prior to the arrival of material at the facilities to assure project efficiency. All of these QA/QC measures helped to avoid costly “no-loads” and rejected material for our customer.
Clean Earth also provided transportation management services, including establishing transportation routes, vendor health and safety requirements, daily scheduling, all of which ensured the safety of the project site team and minimized impacts to the surrounding neighbors and citizens.
Congratulations to the entire Clean Earth team that made this an extremely successful project. Your efforts are highly recognized.