Industry Experience – Plant Remediation and Demolition Activities – Muncie, Indiana

Demolition Unsafe DustTo date, EFS has completed approximately 4,000 environmental projects ranging from direct push sampling to facility decommissioning and demolition. Here is a case study on one of their previous projects.

EFS was contracted to perform decontamination, demolition, and removal services at the former Indiana Steel and Wire Facility located in Muncie, Indiana. The project was performed in conjunction with an Agreed Order with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for the site. EFS was retained to perform work activities in five specific areas of the facility including: Oil Temper, Cleaning House, Leach Plant, Galvanizing and Electroform areas. EFS performed work activities at the site for approximately 12 continuous months.

The scope of services provided by EFS included:

  • Preparing a site specific Health and Safety Plan, Quality Control Plan, Waste Management Plan, Sampling and Analysis Plan and Environmental Protection Plan
  • Waste characterization sampling and analysis for various media at the facility
  • Complete removal of all tanks, equipment, piping and mezzanines
  • Asbestos abatement and remediation in the Electroform, Galvanizing and Oil Temper areas
  • Gross removal of large debris including drums, pallets, wire, metal parts and abandoned equipment in all areas
  • Gross removal of small debris, dirt, dust, etc. in all areas using dry-vacuum methods
  • Removal and disposal of lead, zinc, and aluminum skims and pans from Galvanizing, Oil Temper and lead storage area outside of the wastewater treatment plant
  • Transfer, treatment and disposal of process liquids from the Cleaning House, Leach Plant, Galvanizing and Electroform areas
  • Decontamination of tubs and tanks in the Cleaning House and Leach Plant
  • Decontamination of structures using pressure washing in all areas and disposal of debris and contaminated wastes associated with the project

All work activities were performed in strict accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and City of Muncie regulations. EFS performed this project utilizing a 3,500 gallon vacuum truck and heavy equipment owned by EFS. All work activities were performed in Level C PPE with lead monitoring of all personnel.

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