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Well and Manhole Abandonment – Former Great Northern Paper Facility

Beacon was contracted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) to properly abandon manholes, monitoring wells, and standpipes associated with two former lagoons which were used by Great Northern Paper in Millinocket.  Utilizing flowable fill with concrete, Beacon and its subcontractor removed and filled the 14 monitoring wells, 9 standpipes, and 4 manholes.  All this was accomplished in less than three days and on budget.

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Beacon assisted the Maine Army National Guard with petroleum-impacted soil removal

Beacon was awarded a contract with the Maine Army National Guard (MEARNG) to oversee the removal of soil that had been impacted by an oil spill within their boiler room.  As the soil was beneath a boiler, Beacon subcontracted to have the boiler moved, the concrete floor removed and then oversaw the removal of impacted soil with a vactor.  We then oversaw the placement of crushed stone, a vapor barrier, concrete, and movement and refiring of the boiler.  

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Beacon Oversaw the Removal of Arsenic-Impacted Soils

RSU 2 selected a former apple orchard for the location of a new K-8 school in Monmouth.  During environmental investigations it was discovered that arsenic-impacted topsoil was present in exceedance of MEDEP guidelines.  Beacon was contracted by McGee Construction (the earthwork contractor) to provide environmental oversight during the removal of the impacted topsoil and the placement of this material under a marker layer in accordance with the MEDEP Voluntary Response Action Program (VRAP) plan for the property.

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Phase I/II ESA

Beacon was given the opportunity to assist a local businessman with his environmental due diligence prior to purchasing a former automotive facility.  We completed the Phase I ESA within twelve days of authorization.  Based on the past usage and observations, a Limited Phase II ESA was proposed.  This was completed within five days of authorization and the report completed less than a week later. 

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