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Rail Tie Removal

Beacon was contracted by the MEDEP to oversee the removal of railroad ties and restoration of a piece of abandoned property located in Hermon, Maine. Over the course of one month, approximately 1,125 tons of discarded rail ties, approximately 8 tons of scrap metal, and 0.5 ton of tires were removed from the property. Once the materials were removed, the site was regraded and grass seed and hay were placed on the property.

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Maectite Amendment of Dredge Spoils

Beacon was contracted to oversee the amending of lead-contaminated dredge spoils in Southwest Harbor, Maine.  We developed a work plan for the MEDEP to review and comment and received their approval.  Over the course of four days, Beacon oversaw the placement of impacted soils into a rolloff container and mixed with Maectite liquid to bind the lead to the soil making it unleachable and non-hazardous in accordance with USEPA TCLP analysis.  The soils will be disposed of at a licensed

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Site Investigation of a Former Portland Bangor Waste Oil Site

Beacon was selected by the MEDEP to complete an environmental investigation on a former waste oil site in Presque Isle. Over the course of two days Beacon oversaw the completion of test pits, Geoprobe borings, groundwater sampling, and drinking water well sampling. The investigation was designed to assist the MEDEP in determining the extents of the impacts on the property in preparation for a large scale soil removal.

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RCRA Closure

Beacon is assisting a landlord complete RCRA closure of a hazardous waste facility after the occupant of the building went through Chapter 7 bankruptcy. We have been negotiating with MEDEP to limit the scope of the fieldwork to the past usage of the property by the entity that went bankrupt to limit the financial exposure of our client. If you find yourself in a similar situation, reach out to us and let us help you.

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Getchell Ice Brownfields Investigation

Beacon was recently awarded a Phase II ESA Brownfields Investigation in downtown Brewer, Maine by the MEDEP. The Phase II ESA was based on a Scope of Work developed by Beacon in November 2018 and included soil, groundwater, soil vapor and subslab soil vapor sampling as well as a Hazardous Building Materials Survey. We complete these investigations as economically as possible due to our great relationships with subcontractors and our knowledge of the site conditions. Think of us for your

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