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In Situ Thermal Treatment Site Profile Database

Alhambra Pole Yard
Last Updated: 01/18/2006
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Site Name   Alhambra Pole Yard
Site Location   Alhambra, CA
Site Type   Wood Preserving
Cleanup Program   State Cleanup Program
Entity Responsible for Cleanup   State Environmental Agency
Project Name   Alhambra Pole Yard
Project Technology   Conductive Heating (In Situ Thermal Treatment)
Scale   Full scale
Vendor   TerraTherm
Project Status   Operational
Beginning of operational phase   05/01/2002

Contaminants of Concern Pentachlorophenol
Halogenated SVOCs
Nonhalogenated SVOCs
Organometallic pesticides and herbicides
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
Creosote (wood)
Dioxins and furans
Media Type Soil
Solid (Slag)
Debris (Buildings, Structures, or Equipment)
Volume of Media Treated   16200 cubic yards
Treatment depth   20-100 feet bgs
Description of geology/hydrogeology   Soils composed of fill and silty sands, interbedded with sands, silts, and clays.
Cleanup goals or remedial objectives   The soil remediation standard for PAHs (expressed as benzo(a)pyrene toxic equivalents) is 0.065 mg/kg; for PCP, 2.5 mg/kg; for dioxins (expressed TEQ), 0.001 mg/kg.
Performance data available?   No
Summary and description of performance data   The average concentrations of contaminants in soil prior to treatment were: Total PAHs (expressed as benzo[a]pyrene toxic equivalent) - 2,306 mg/kg, PCP - <1 mg/kg, dioxins (expressed as 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro-dibenzodioxin toxic equivalency quotient) - 0.018 mg/kg. Cleanup goals were met. The average post-treatment concentrations are: Total PAHs: 0.059 mg/kg; and dioxins - 0.0001 mg/kg.
Comments   Project Timeline: Phase 1 treatment: June 2003-June 2004; Phase 2 treatment: July 2004-September 2005; Demobilize from site early 2006.
Site contact information   Ralph Baker
CEO & Technology Manager
TerraTherm, Inc.
10 Stevens Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Tel.: (978) 343-0300
Fax: (978) 343-2727
Email: rbaker@terratherm.com
Information Source(s)   TerraTherm website - Commercial Project - California Accessed March 2004 http://www.terratherm.com/CaseStudies/WS%20Final%20Alhambra%20Sheet.pdf

Information obtained from Devon Tarmasiewicz, TerraTherm, Inc. (submitted online on December 21, 2005).

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