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Fractured Bedrock Project Profiles

Last Updated: February 20, 2013

Point of Contact:
Cosmo Gallinaro
Common Sense Environmental
105 William Street, #22
New Bedford MA 02740 
Tel: 508-858-5606 
Email: cosmo@
commonsenseenv.com

Unknown Residential Property
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Hydrogeology:

The area of contamination includes wetlands and surface water. Fractured bedrock is present at the site.

Targeted Environmental Media:
  • - Fractured Bedrock
  • - Light Non-aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPLs)

Contaminants:

The plume includes an area with a residential property and four neighboring residential properties. Nonaqueous phase liquid (NAPL) is present.

Major Contaminants and Maximum Concentrations:
  • - Total petroleum hydrocarbons (var)

Site Characterization Technologies:

No technologies selected.


Remedial Technologies:

  • - Chemical Oxidation (In Situ)
    • Ozone
Comments:
The initial stages of the remediation included soil excavation and removal. Due to the sensitivity of the impacted wetlands and surface water, no further removal actions, such as the excavation, could be completed.

Perozone was selected as the remedial alternative to treat the remaining petroleum residuals in groundwater and in the capillary fringe soils.

Remediation Goals:

Not documented.


Status:

Full-scale remediation is ongoing.


Lessons Learned:

After the removal of impacted soil, the recovery of the bulk of the free phase product and pumping and off-site disposal of groundwater during excavation activities, perozone was selected as the remedial alternative to treat the remaining petroleum residuals in groundwater and in the capillary fringe soils.

Reference:
Gallinaro, C. 2011. "Remediation of Petroleum Release in Fractured Bedrock Using Perozone". 27th Annual International Conference on Soil, Sediments, Water, and Energy. Page 5. October 17-20. University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA.

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