Properties with legacy contamination make redevelopment financially and logistically complex. As a result, these properties are often unused or abandoned garnering the name brownfield. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002 along with the Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development Act of 2018 (BUILD) support stakeholders working to implement clean up and sustainably reuse brownfields across the nation. Testing is required to asses, monitor, and conclude cleanup efforts for these communities. Constituents of concern in debris removal and property redevelopment include oil, gas, diesel, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), asbestos, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), and heavy metals.
Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), hazardous waste is regulated to ensure generation, storage, transport, treatment, and disposal is carefully managed to protect human health and the environment. Reconstruction efforts including debris removal are regulated under RCRA and are subject to testing prior to disposal. AAI provides waste characterization testing including Toxicity Characterization Leaching Procedure (TCLP), Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure (SPLP), Soluble Threshold Limit Concentration (STLC), and Deionized Water Waste Extraction Test (Di-Wet).
Brownfield remediation may require periodic testing to monitor effectiveness or contaminant migration. Testing frequency can vary or be a set periodic program. No matter what testing frequency is implemented, AAI provides site specific testing for soil and groundwater monitoring requirements.