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  • Green, Sustainable Cleanup of a Los Angeles Urban Brownfield

    Wednesday, December 11, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    West Hall A – Area C
    Learning Lounges
    Track 7: Cleanup and Remediation Approaches
    Come learn how a former Department of Defense bulk fuel tank farm located in an urban Los Angeles residential setting was cleaned up for redevelopment as a retail center and City park. There was strong opposition from the community with the original plan of trucking contaminated soil through their residential neighborhood to dispose at a landfill. After more research, a green, sustainable on-site bioremediation process was selected, tested and successfully implemented, resulting in 99% of the soil being cleaned and reused on-site. This approach saved over $1 million, and the goal of minimizing impacts to the local community was also met by preventing 95% of the truck trips to the landfill. All stakeholders benefited from this green, sustainable on-site remediation approach, and 15 acres of the site have been returned to the City for expansion of an urban park.
    Bruce Thrupp
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