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The project consisted of a complete building inspection to identify suspected (Asbestos Containing Building Materials) that exist within the building; the location that each material was used and the approximate quantities of each material prior to demolition. Each suspect material identified during the survey was sampled and analyzed in accordance with 40 CFR, Part 763 Subpart E, Toxic Substance Control Act to determine the asbestos content. When possible the inspection also quantified the total volume of suspected ACBMs.  

Each suspect ACBM was physically assessed by the inspectors to determine if the material was friable or non-friable. Friable materials are defined as materials that when dry may be crumbled or reduced to powder using hand pressure and thus release asbestos fibers. Samples of both friable and non-friable ACBMs were collected for laboratory analysis. Typical building materials that may contain asbestos include drywall, floor tiles, roofing felt and shingles, ceiling tiles, insulation, pipe insulation, and duct insulation.

The property consisted of two single story commercial structures. The first was approximately 260,000 square foot building with mezzanine spaces which include various office space, the main retail floor, separate retail spaces, bakery, deli, meat counters, coolers, freezers, mechanical rooms, restrooms, storage areas, shipping and receiving areas, below grade tunnel and a penthouse. The second building consisted of a 1,590 square foot gas station/convenience store structure. The buildings were occupied at the time of the survey.

Each sample of suspect ACBM collected was analyzed for asbestos content using polarized light microscopy (PLM) by a NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) and NIST accredited laboratory in accordance with 40 CFR Ch. I (1-1-87 Edition) Part 763, Subpart F, Appendix A, pp. 293-299. Asbestos containing materials are defined as materials that contain greater that one percent (>1%) asbestos.

 

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Global was contracted by a local Road Commission site. The Road Commission site serves as the county level road agency, which maintains more than 1,813 miles of roads and streets and over 250 signalized intersections. The Road Commission contains six sites across the county. Each site is responsible for its particular area. The sites all include maintenance garages, diesel and gasoline above-ground storage tanks, and storage barns. Each site houses plow trucks, graders, and other heavy machinery. The barns usually contain stored salt/sand. Global was contracted by the local Road Commission to complete the Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.

All Road Commission sites are required to maintain compliance with their own Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. Global performs bi-monthly inspections at all the six sites. The inspections include a full onsite inspection of the facilities including machinery checks, spill kit checks, and inspections to confirm the above-ground storage tank area is clean and in proper condition. Global performs visual inspections of the water within a rain event. Each inspection day is then noted and recorded in the Comments Section within the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan which is at each site.

Activities that take place at industrial facilities, such as material handling and storage, are often exposed to the weather. As runoff from rain or snowmelt comes into contact with these activities, it can pick up pollutants and transport them to a nearby storm sewer system or directly to a river, lake, or coastal water. The Road Commission is therefore required to have onsite the Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

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Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) was contracted to perform an environmental site assessment following the removal three (3) 10,000-gallon underground storage tanks (UST), the associated product lines, and dispensers at the former Shell service station in Woodhaven, Michigan. After removal of the UST system from the former service station (subject property), Global assessed the property in accordance with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Site Assessment Procedures.

On July 28, 2015 a confirmed release was reported to LARA Bureau of Fire Services (BFS) based on photo-ionization detector (PID) readings greater than 500-parts per million. The two (2) areas of concern were in the UST removal area and in the fuel dispenser area. Corrective actions included the dewatering of 40,875-gallons of water from the UST excavation area and 13,875-gallons of water from the dispenser removal excavation area, and removal of a combined 1720-cubic yards of contaminated soil from both excavation areas.

The release is a Tier 1 Non-residential closure. There are still areas on site where chemicals of concern are above Tier 1 Risk Based Screening Levels. Through the use of Restrictive Covenants, preventing the use of groundwater onsite and limiting the property to non-residential use, and eliminating all exposure pathways of contamination/human interaction, the site is eligible for closure. The expected closure date is March, 2016.

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Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) performed a geotechnical engineering investigation to determine the general subsurface conditions at the site in order to provide foundation and related site preparation recommendation for the support of the communications tower. The field investigations for the project consisted of drilling four (4) borings, one (1) to 25-feet below ground surface and three (3) to 15 feet bgs. Borings were drilled with a rotary hollow stem auger.

Soil samples were obtained by Standard Penetration Tests (ASTM D-1568), which involved driving a 2-inch diameter split spoon sampler into the soil by dropping a 140-lbs hammer from a distance of 30-inches. The number of blows were recorded for each 6-inches of increment. The number of blows for the last 12-inches of penetration was recorded as the Standard Penetration Resistance.

Unconfined compressive strengths were estimated in the field using pocket penetrometers and ranged from 2.0 to 4.5-tons per square foot.  During drilling, soils were logged using USCS standards and water levels were recorded when encountered.

Global’s geotechnical engineering investigation report concluded by saying the native soils would be suitable to support the proposed weight of the tower and recommended the use of spread footings at a depth of 4 feet below ground surface to support the tower. Global estimated the total settlement of the structure would be less than 1-inch based on the compressive strengths of soil and the weight of the tower.

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The Chevrolet Avenue Bridge spans the Flint River between Third Avenue and Glenwood Avenue in the City of Flint. Global was retained during bridge renovations to conduct a study of soils surrounding the bridge and provide required documentation. The purpose of the study was to characterize the soils near the bridge and identify areas of environmental concern.

Soil borings were performed using a Geoprobe to a depth of ten feet. Each boring was logged in accordance with USCS standards, scanned for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) using a Photoionization Detector (PID), and sampled for VOCs, Semi Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs), and metals in accordance with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Standards. Laboratory result indicated levels of metals, SVOCs, and VOCs above all Tier 1 Risk Based Screening Levels. Contaminated soil was hauled offsite and disposed.

While conducting the borings, an abandoned sewer line and an underground storage tank (UST) was discovered. Global collected waste characterization samples and found PCB contamination in the UST. Global successfully removed all contaminated and soils and liquids and properly disposed of them

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Global Environmental Engineering, Inc. (Global) was retained on behalf of a Lansing based development group to conduct asbestos surveys on three buildings located in the Capitol Park Historic District of downtown Detroit, Michigan. The project included renovation of the century-old buildings including an approximately 72,000 square foot building built in the late 1890s, an approximately 76,000 square foot building and an approximately 107,000 square foot building each constructed in the early 1900s. Renovation activities in all three multi-story structures will consist of loft style apartments with ground floor retail units. Various public and private funding mechanisms are being utilized to complete renovation plans which are expected to cost approximately 85 million.

Global scope of work included a detailed building inspection of each of the multi-story buildings for suspected asbestos containing building materials (ACBMs). The asbestos surveys were completed to assess and quantify ACBMs prior to anticipated building renovations. The surveys were conducted in accordance with the requirements of Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Asbestos Standards for General Industry, (29 CFR 1910.1001) and Part 602.

Each sample of suspect ACBM collected was analyzed for asbestos content using polarized light microscopy (PLM) by a NVLAP and NIST accredited laboratory in accordance with 40 CFR Ch. I (1-1-87 Edition) Part 763, Subpart F, Appendix A, pp. 293-299. Asbestos containing materials are defined as materials that contain greater than one percent (>1%) asbestos.

The results of the asbestos surveys identified friable and non-friable ACBMs within the buildings. The friable ACBMs consisted of stucco, pipe insulation, duct wrap. Physical examination of the pipe insulation identified numerous areas of exposed ends, damaged fitting insulation, and missing canvas wrap. The results of the surveys also identified non-friable floor tiles and mastic throughout various locations of the buildings. Global discussed the finding and conclusion for each building and made recommendations for removal and disposal by a licensed abatement contractor.

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Global Environmental Engineering Inc. was contracted by a large commercial chain to remove five (5) underground storage tanks (USTs), associated fuel lines, dispensers, and sample soils from their gas station in Flint, Michigan. The USTs onsite consisted of one (1) 6,000 gallon kerosene tank, one (1) 12,000 gallon diesel tank, and three (3) 12,000 gallon gasoline tanks.  After removal of the UST system, the subject property was assessed and sampled in accordance with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Site Assessment Procedures per the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Rules (MUSTR), 1999 AACS R 29.2101 et seq., Section 280.72(d) Site Assessment Procedures.  

On the morning of June 4, 2015, a confirmed release was reported to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  The release was confirmed in four locations based on samples collected during the UST removal activities. Remedial activities included dewatering and the excavation and removal of contaminated soils. Soil was field screened for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) using a photo ionization detector.

In areas with elevated VOC levels, soil was excavated and hauled offsite. This process was repeated until soils no longer had elevated VOC levels. Verification soil and water samples were collected after the remedial activities. The lab data from the verification samples were below Residential Tier 1 Risked Based Screening Levels. This site is under review for closure with no restrictions.

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Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) completed a Phase I Environmental Assessment ESA in conformance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard E 1527-13 at an office/warehouse in Flint, Michigan. Global provided the appropriate investigation and documentation to exempt the prospective owner of this property from the liability of contamination. The project included a visual inspection of the property and all structures on the property in addition to interviews with current and past owners, local residents and officials who may have had information pertaining to past usage of the property.

A site reconnaissance was performed to identify the likelihood of environmental conditions from past or current uses at the subject property (interior and exterior) through visual and physical observations. A property inspection was performed of associated and adjoining properties to document the existence of stressed, discolored or absent vegetation, stained soils, wells, vents, stacks or odors, above ground or below ground storage tanks, transformers, drums, containers or storage vessels, and waste disposal.

A database review of the National Priority List (NPL), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Information System (CERCLA), CERCLA No Further Remediation Action Planned (NFRAP), RCRA Generators Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Treatment, Storage and/or Disposal Facilities (TSD), RCRA Generators, RCRA Administrative Action Tracking System Corrective Action Sites (CORRACTS), Emergency Response Notification System (ERNS), Michigan State Priorities List (SPL), Michigan Solid Waste Facilities (SWF), Michigan Leaking Underground Storage Tank List (LUST), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Registered UST List (UST), and a review of any information that may aid in identifying environmental concerns was also performed.

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The Pine Street Barge Canal Superfund Site is located along the coast of Lake Champlain. Sediments in the canal were contaminated by historic dumping of various materials including coal tar, solvents and petroleum products. Terra Contracting Services, LLC (Terra) was retained to implement the remedial design. Terra subcontracted with Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) to provide project management services to assure the project was constructed according specifications within the specified schedule and budget.

Contaminated sediments were first removed from the surface of a previous cap using Terra’s patented Sed-Vac© technology. Contaminated sediments and water were processed on site and soils were disposed of at a landfill. Upon completion of the removal of the contaminated sediments, a new cap was installed using three layers of material. Each layer of capping material presented unique challenges in deployment, which required Global's innovation and adaptability.

Global was retained to assist with the project approximately two months after project initiation. The project was behind schedule and was facing several problems with which Terra requested assistance. Global’s project manager, with invaluable assistance of Terra staff, addressed each issue as it arose, found excellent solutions that increased the speed at which the process was completed, and insured the quality of the final remedy. The project was completed ahead of schedule.

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Global was retained by the Genesee County Land Bank (GCLBA) to complete a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Pre-Demolition/Renovation Asbestos Survey, Radon Testing and the removal of a 10,000 gallon Underground Storage Tank (UST) at the former Oak School building located in Flint, Michigan. The 100 year old elementary school had been closed since the late 1970s.

Global initially completed a Phase I ESA along with a Hazardous Materials and Asbestos Building Inspection. The asbestos and hazardous materials inspection included a survey of each functional space within the building. Each space was inspected for the presence of hazardous materials and suspect ACM, which was sampled and analyzed for asbestos content using polarized light microscopy (PLM). Based on results of the survey and future building plans Global offered recommendations to include proper removal and disposal and/or future Operations and Maintenance (O & M) Programs.

Global also coordinated a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey to attempt to detail the location of former heating oil tanks, ancillary piping, and buried underground utilities located in the area. As a Qualified Underground Storage Tank Consultant in Michigan, Global provided the required oversight for the removal of one 10,000-gallon UST. Overburden soils were screened by Global using a handheld organic vapor analyzer (OVA) and soils with no evidence of volatile compounds were used for backfill. The asbestos containing insulation was properly abated and disposed prior to the removal of the ancillary pipes from the ground. Global collected verification soil samples from the excavation and piping trenches in accordance with MDEQ guidance documents.

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Global was contracted by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to extract naturally occurring methane from groundwater.  As part of the 8 Mile Road improvement project, four-foot diameter caissons were being constructed below ground. The methane was initially discovered during their construction. Naturally occurring methane was present in the groundwater, which threatened to jeopardize the integrity of the concrete.  

Global installed wells into the water table on either side of the caisson in order to vent the methane under vacuum.  Once under vacuum, levels in the caisson were monitored until the levels reached appropriate concrete pouring parameters. Monitoring of the lower explosive limit (LEL) was conducted onsite to ensure a safe working environment.    

The system was operated for 10-12 hour shifts, with the vacuum operating for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for approximately one month. During operation, Global monitored methane levels in the water wells and the vacuum trailer discharge.

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Global was contracted by Terra Contracting Services, LLC to serve as Water Treatment Specialists in response to the 2010 Enbridge Oil Spill along the Kalamazoo River. An energy pipeline rupture caused 877,000 gallons of heavy crude oil to spill into Talmadge Creek in Calhoun County, Michigan, which flows into the Kalamazoo River. Global engineered a processing plant for material and slurry dredged from the region upstream of the Ceresco Dam.

Material and slurry were pumped from the 4 dredges to the 14 acre treatment pad. Slurry was pumped into 200 foot Geobags to filter solids. Decanted water passed through a large-scale, engineered, graded bed into two sumps, which held a combined capacity of 1.25 million gallons. The wastewater was then pumped through 12 inch headers into bag filter canisters containing 25-micron filter bags. Effluent water then passed through Granular Activated Carbon Tanks, which adsorbed volatile organic compounds. Water was then aerated through a diffuser cap before returning to the river.

Dredging and treatment of contaminated water and sediment from the Ceresco Dam impoundment began in August 2013 and ended in October 2013. 115,000 cubic yards of impacted material was treated during this time. Throughout the project, the contractors collaborated to minimize traffic, light, noise, and other impacts to the public. Global reengineered the water treatment facility twice to operate from 4,000 gallons per minute to 8,000 gallons per minute and then again to 12,000 gallons per minute. Global also reengineered the bag field to accommodate tripling the capacity with existing space and time restraints.

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Global has been contracted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Remediation and Redevelopment Division (MDEQ RRD) to conduct quarterly sampling at a former gas station and adjacent property located near a State of Michigan owned public access to Torch Lake. The purpose of the sampling was to assure that there were no impacts to the surface water located down-gradient of the former underground storage tanks or to the drinking water. Additionally, Global will determine if the contaminant plume is naturally degrading.

During the course of monitoring, Global prepares quarterly reports detailing the ongoing assessment of the contaminant plume's condition/characteristics, and provides details for additional corrective actions that may be required to address immediate impacts or threats. At the end of the monitoring, Global will make recommendations if further monitoring and study is required, if corrective actions are necessary, or if no further actions are required.

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Global performed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) on three parcels within the village limits that the Village of Mesick was obtaining. One of the parcels contained a vacant building. The ESA was performed in conformance with the scope and limitations of American Society of Testing and Materials Standards (ASTM) practice E 1527-00. The project included a visual inspection of the property and all structures on the property in addition to interviews with current and past owners, local residents and officials who may have had information pertaining to past usage of the property.

A site reconnaissance was performed to identify the likelihood of environmental conditions from past or current uses at the subject property (interior and exterior) through visual and physical observations. A property inspection was performed of associated and adjoining properties to document the existence of stressed, discolored or absent vegetation, stained soils, wells, vents, stacks or odors, above ground or below ground storage tanks, transformers, drums, containers or storage vessels, and waste disposal.

A database review of the National Priority List (NPL), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Information System (CERCLA), CERCLA No Further Remediation Action Planned (NFRAP), RCRA Generators Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Treatment, Storage and/or Disposal Facilities (TSD), RCRA Generators, RCRA Administrative Action Tracking System Corrective Action Sites (CORRACTS), Emergency Response Notification System (ERNS), Michigan State Priorities List (SPL), Michigan Solid Waste Facilities (SWF), Michigan Leaking Underground Storage Tank List (LUST), Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Registered UST List (UST), and a review of any information that may aid in identifying environmental concerns was also performed.

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Global has been contracted by the Ingham County Land Bank Authority (ICLBA) in Ingham County, Michigan to complete pre-demolition hazardous material and asbestos inspections on houses located within the county beginning in 2008 and currently ongoing. The commercial and residential properties were tax reverted to the county and were unable to be sold through auction. Global has performed approximately 50 inspections to date.

A thorough inspections of each commercial or residential property is completed by Global personnel, which includes a Michigan Accredited Asbestos Inspector and Environmental Scientist and/or Engineers. The inspection consists of identification, sample collection and quantification of suspected asbestos containing materials (ACM) as well a listing of hazardous materials and their locations. Following the inspection, asbestos samples are sent to a lab and analyzed using polarized light microscopy (PLM) by an NVLAP and NIST accredited laboratory in accordance with 40 CFR CH.I (1-1-87 Edition) Part 763, Subpart F, Appendix A, pp. 293-299. All data generated during the inspection, including laboratory results, were compiled into a database designed by Global to produce summaries and generate reports. A report for each house is then provided to the appropriate ICLBA personnel.

Following completion of the individual report, Global also provides assistance to the ICLBA for preparation of contractor bidding documents for the asbestos abatement and hazardous materials removal.

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Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) completed a Phase I Environmental Assessment, a Phase II Environmental Investigation with a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey, a Pre Demo Hazardous Material and Asbestos Building Inspection, and Oversight of an underground storage tank excavation at the Clark School in Flint, Michigan. Clark School was part of a multi property demolition project being conducted on behalf of the City of Flint. Global was retained by Ms. Lucille James, MPA, and Brownfield & Demolition Program Manager for the Genesee County Land Bank (GCLBA).

A Phase I ESA in conformance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard E 1527-13, indicated that an underground coal storage room on the eastern side of the school was present, as well as the potential presence of underground storage tanks (USTs) used for the storage of fuel oil used by the boiler for building heating purposes based on on-site observations.

 Global inspected the floor of the coal storage room during the Phase II Investigation. To investigate the potential for the presence of USTs, Global conducted ground penetrating radar survey to locate the tanks in the area. Anomalies found underground indicated underground storage tanks that required removal. The tank removal was conducted in accordance with Flammable and Combustible Liquids Rules, and amended forms was submitted to Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) – Bureau of Fire Services (BFS), Storage Tank Division. Soil sampling was conducted from beneath the tank in accordance with MDEQ requirements. Samples were analyzed for Method 8260 or 8270 as appropriate based on the contents of the tank per Section 280.72 (g).

 A Hazardous Materials and Asbestos Building Inspection was also conducted on the subject property. An asbestos and hazardous materials inspection includes a survey of each functional space within the building. Suspect ACM was sampled and analyzed for asbestos content using polarized light microscopy (PLM) by a National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) and NIST accredited laboratory. Based on results of the survey and future building plans Global offered recommendations to include proper removal and disposal and/or future Operations and Maintenance (O & M) Programs.

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Global was contracted by the Elk Rapids Township to asses the risk of contamination at the subject property as a small arm firing range for at least 70 years caused lead contamination is the soil on site. Global has been working closely with Elk Rapids Township since 2006 to remediate this site in annual intervals to stay within their annual budget for use as a township park in the future.

To adequately delineate and assess soil and groundwater contamination across the site, Global prepared and executed a sampling plan. Upon completion of sampling activities, a Risk Assessment was performed in order to evaluate the potential threat to human health and the environment, and determined remedial actions were required for the site. Due to RCRA concerns Global reviewed methods to render the soil characteristically non-hazardous without triggering the land disposal restrictions. Among the methods reviewed, a method of amending the soil with phosphate was selected. A bench test was conducted, followed by a pilot study at the Sportsman’s Club. The use of phosphate proved to be an effective method to render excavated soil from the site non-hazardous, saving the Township thousands of dollars in disposal costs.

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Global completed hazardous materials pre-demolition survey of the Former McKay Press Building and two additional buildings located in Midland, Michigan Dow Diamond Stadium District. The property formerly housed an approximately 72,000 square-foot industrial building with office space, warehouse, press room, and bindery areas. The former businesses operating the structures had relocated and the buildings were determined obsolete. Global was contracted by Kramer Management Group to complete the pre-demolition survey as part of a redevelopment plan to use Brownfield funding and Michigan business tax credits. The inspection included identification, sample collection, and quantification of suspect Asbestos Containing Material (ACM), as well as a listing of hazardous materials and their location. Bulk asbestos samples were collected by a Michigan Accredited Asbestos Inspector. In accordance with EPA recommended sampling guidelines, bulk asbestos samples were collected from each homogeneous area encountered. Following the inspection, asbestos samples were sent to a NVLAP accredited laboratory and analyzed using Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM). Each accessible area of the building and areas within close proximity to the building were inspected for potentially hazardous materials such as PCBs, mercury-containing materials, and containers of regulated materials/waste.

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The MDEQ contacted Global in order to design and treat the Woodland Oil Shop & Go #175 LUST Site on Munson Avenue in Traverse City, Michigan. On this State Funded Clean-Up project, Global acted as the project engineer and was responsible for the design of an air sparging/soil vapor extraction remediation system. The system included five soil vapor extraction wells and twelve sparging wells that operated on a rotating schedule. One of the soil vapor extraction wells and nine of the sparging wells were installed as horizontal wells beneath M-72 using a directional drilling method. Global designed the system, prepared the plans and specifications, supervised bidding, and oversaw their installation as well as subsequent operation of the treatment system.

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Global was contracted by Terra Contracting Services, LLC to serve as Water Treatment Specialists in response to the 2010 Enbridge Oil Spill along the Kalamazoo River. An oil pipeline rupture caused 877,000 gallons of heavy crude oil to spill into Talmadge Creek in Calhoun County, Michigan, which flows into the Kalamazoo River. Global engineered a processing plan for material and slurry dredged from the Morrow Lake, Morrow Lake Delta, and adjacent areas.

Treatment began with Del Tanks, which received the initial flow directly from three dredges and two Toyo Pumps, to remove the debris and coarse sediment. Effluent overflow was then pumped into 1.7 million-gallon LakeTanks™ and from there into 200-foot long Geobags after flocculating polymers were added. Decanted water was then pumped through three 1.2 million-gallon clarifiers, sand filters, bag filters, and Granular Activated Carbon tanks before being returned to the river.

Dredging and treatment of contaminated water and sediment of the Morrow Lake and adjacent areas began in June 2014 and was completed in November 2014. 70,000 cubic yards of material and 200 million gallons of water were treated during the course of this project. Throughout the project, the contractors collaborated to minimize traffic, light, noise, and other impacts to the public.

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Global was contracted by the owner of a gas station to serve as the Qualified Underground Storage Tank Consultant (QUSTC) in response to a diesel fuel release. Three feet of free product was discovered in a groundwater monitoring well. Global conducted initial response activities, supervised the removal of the piping from the diesel system, conducted free product recovery tests, and assessed free product removal alternatives.

The extent of the free product was investigated and delineated. Global conducted weekly free product recovery visits to remove free product from an eight-inch recovery well. Free product was also removed using a vacuum truck and Global’s Vacuum Induced Product Recovery system (VIPR). Global prepared Free Product Recovery Status Reports and a Final Assessment Report (FAR) for submittal to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) in Cadillac, Michigan.

Source area soil was excavated and removed from the site in December 2010. Infrastructure associated with the diesel fuel dispensers affected by the excavation, including one section of diesel fuel lines, some fuel dispensers, and one footing for the canopy were removed and replaced subsequent to the excavation. The project is ongoing and the site will continue to be monitored. Free Product Status Reports and a Closure Report for the site will be prepared in the future.

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Global was contacted by Spinniken Orchards to provide a Soil and Groundwater Investigation in the area of a former, unregulated dump used for agricultural purposes on a property leased by our client. The purpose of the investigation was to serve as due diligence for a real estate transaction. Aerial photographs were used to determine the location of the former dump and select boring locations. Additional research included a regulatory records search in order to determine if there was the potential for off-site migration of contamination onto the subject property, and to verify if the subject property was listed as a solid waste facility. Additional sampling on adjacent properties for pesticides and herbicides was also conducted by Global.

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Global was contracted by the owner of a gas station to serve as the Qualified Underground Storage Tank Consultant (QUSTC) in response to a diesel fuel release. Three feet of free product was discovered in a groundwater monitoring well. Global conducted initial response activities, supervised the removal of piping from the diesel system, conducted free product recovery tests and assessed free product removal alternatives.

The extent of the free product was investigated and delineated. Global conducted weekly free product recovery visits to remove free product from an eight inch recovery well. Free product was also removed using a vacuum truck and Global's Vacuum Induced Product Recovery system (VIPR). Global prepared Free Product Recovery Status Reports and a Final Assessment Report (FAR) for submittal to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) in Cadillac, Michigan.

Source area soil was excavated and removed from site in December 2010. Infrastructure associated with the diesel fuel dispensers affected by the excavation, including one run of diesel fuel lines, fuel dispensers and one footing for the canopy were removed and replaced subsequent to the excavation. The project is ongoing and the site will continue to be monitored. Free product Status Reports and a Closure Report for the site will be prepared in the future.

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Global Treatment Solutions was contracted by Republic Services to serve as carbon removal and replacement specialists. Republic uses vapor phase granular activated carbon in 55 gallon drums at a municipal solid waste landfill to treat the off gas from a vacuum truck discharge to remove foul odor.

A vacuum skid, built and operated by Global, is used to remove upwards of 10,000 pounds of spent carbon from multiple drums. Carbon is vacuumed into a steel vessel where it can then be loaded into 1000 pound super sacks. Air discharge as a result of the vacuum skid is sent though a purpose built scrubber to ensure a clean discharge. Regenerated vapor phase carbon, provided by Global, is then loaded into the drums from 1000 pound super sacks. Global removes all spent carbon from the site once the change-out is complete. All non-hazardous carbon is transported to a USEPA licensed facility where it is regenerated with a thermal reactivation kiln. Spent carbon may also be sent to a licensed landfill for disposal.


Global has demonstrated an ability to perform this routine project quickly and efficiently with little disruption of Republic Service’s day to day operation. Throughout the duration of the project, Global has been able to accommodate last minute change-out requests, completing the job in a safe and timely manner.

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Global was contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA) to complete pre-demolition hazardous material and asbestos inspections on blighted structures located in the City of Flint beginning in 2002 and continuing through the present.  In March and November 2013, Global was awarded multiple contracts from GCLBA, which utilize Michigan Blight Elimination Grant and Hardest Hit Fund funding sources to eliminate blight and stabilize communities. GCLBA was awarded $3,713,240.00 from the State of Michigan to demolish blighted structures within project areas under the MBEG funding and an additional $22,707,907.00 in Hardest Hit Fund through Michigan State Housing Development Authority funding.  Global has conducted over 1,250 residential inspections and 19 commercial inspections since March 2013.  The commercial and residential properties were tax reverted to the county and were unable to be sold through auction.

A thorough inspection of each commercial or residential property was completed by Global personnel, which included a Michigan Accredited Asbestos Inspector, Environmental Scientists, and/or Engineers.  The inspection consists of identification, sample collection and quantification of suspected asbestos containing materials (ACM) as well a listing of hazardous materials and their locations.  Following the inspection, asbestos samples were sent to a laboratory and analyzed using polarized light microscopy (PLM) by a NVLAP and NIST accredited laboratory in accordance with 40 CFR CH.I (1-1-87 Edition) Part 763, Subpart F, Appendix A, pp. 293-299.  A report for each house was then provided to the appropriate GCLBA personnel.

Following completion of the individual report, Global also provides assistance to the GCLBA for preparation of contractor bidding documents for the asbestos abatement and hazardous materials removal.

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The project consisted of a complete building inspection to identify suspected (Asbestos Containing Building Materials) that exist within the building; the location that each material was used and the approximate quantities of each material prior to demolition. Each suspect material identified during the survey was sampled and analyzed in accordance with 40 CFR, Part 763 Subpart E, Toxic Substance Control Act to determine the asbestos content. When possible the inspection also quantified the total volume of suspected ACBMs.  

Each suspect ACBM was physically assessed by the inspectors to determine if the material was friable or non-friable. Friable materials are defined as materials that when dry may be crumbled or reduced to powder using hand pressure and thus release asbestos fibers. Samples of both friable and non-friable ACBMs were collected for laboratory analysis. Typical building materials that may contain asbestos include drywall, floor tiles, roofing felt and shingles, ceiling tiles, insulation, pipe insulation, and duct insulation.

The property consisted of two single story commercial structures. The first was approximately 260,000 square foot building with mezzanine spaces which include various office space, the main retail floor, separate retail spaces, bakery, deli, meat counters, coolers, freezers, mechanical rooms, restrooms, storage areas, shipping and receiving areas, below grade tunnel and a penthouse. The second building consisted of a 1,590 square foot gas station/convenience store structure. The buildings were occupied at the time of the survey.

Each sample of suspect ACBM collected was analyzed for asbestos content using polarized light microscopy (PLM) by a NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) and NIST accredited laboratory in accordance with 40 CFR Ch. I (1-1-87 Edition) Part 763, Subpart F, Appendix A, pp. 293-299. Asbestos containing materials are defined as materials that contain greater that one percent (>1%) asbestos.

 

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Asbestos Inspections – Major Commercial Retail Property

The project consisted of a complete building inspection to identify suspected (Asbestos Containing Building Materials) that exist within the building; the location that each material was used and the approximate quantities of each material prior to demolition. Each suspect material identified during the survey was sampled and analyzed in accordance with 40 CFR, Part 763 Subpart E, […]

Compliance – Road Commission (SWPPP)

Global was contracted by a local Road Commission site. The Road Commission site serves as the county level road agency, which maintains more than 1,813 miles of roads and streets and over 250 signalized intersections. The Road Commission contains six sites across the county. Each site is responsible for its particular area. The sites all […]

Remediation – Commercial Gas Station UST Removal

Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) was contracted to perform an environmental site assessment following the removal three (3) 10,000-gallon underground storage tanks (UST), the associated product lines, and dispensers at the former Shell service station in Woodhaven, Michigan. After removal of the UST system from the former service station (subject property), Global assessed the property […]

Investigation – Wireless Communication Tower

Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) performed a geotechnical engineering investigation to determine the general subsurface conditions at the site in order to provide foundation and related site preparation recommendation for the support of the communications tower. The field investigations for the project consisted of drilling four (4) borings, one (1) to 25-feet below ground surface […]

Investigation – Chevrolet Avenue Bridge

The Chevrolet Avenue Bridge spans the Flint River between Third Avenue and Glenwood Avenue in the City of Flint. Global was retained during bridge renovations to conduct a study of soils surrounding the bridge and provide required documentation. The purpose of the study was to characterize the soils near the bridge and identify areas of […]

Asbestos Inspections – Detroit High Rises

Global Environmental Engineering, Inc. (Global) was retained on behalf of a Lansing based development group to conduct asbestos surveys on three buildings located in the Capitol Park Historic District of downtown Detroit, Michigan. The project included renovation of the century-old buildings including an approximately 72,000 square foot building built in the late 1890s, an approximately […]

LUST Removal – Large Commercial Property

Global Environmental Engineering Inc. was contracted by a large commercial chain to remove five (5) underground storage tanks (USTs), associated fuel lines, dispensers, and sample soils from their gas station in Flint, Michigan. The USTs onsite consisted of one (1) 6,000 gallon kerosene tank, one (1) 12,000 gallon diesel tank, and three (3) 12,000 gallon […]

Phase I – Office and Warehouse

Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) completed a Phase I Environmental Assessment ESA in conformance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard E 1527-13 at an office/warehouse in Flint, Michigan. Global provided the appropriate investigation and documentation to exempt the prospective owner of this property from the liability of contamination. The project included a […]

Remediation – Pine Street Canal

The Pine Street Barge Canal Superfund Site is located along the coast of Lake Champlain. Sediments in the canal were contaminated by historic dumping of various materials including coal tar, solvents and petroleum products. Terra Contracting Services, LLC (Terra) was retained to implement the remedial design. Terra subcontracted with Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) to […]

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Phase I & Phase II – Oak School

Global was retained by the Genesee County Land Bank (GCLBA) to complete a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Pre-Demolition/Renovation Asbestos Survey, Radon Testing and the removal of a 10,000 gallon Underground Storage Tank (UST) at the former Oak School building located in Flint, Michigan. The 100 year old elementary school had been closed since the […]

Remediation – Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Global was contracted by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to extract naturally occurring methane from groundwater.  As part of the 8 Mile Road improvement project, four-foot diameter caissons were being constructed below ground. The methane was initially discovered during their construction. Naturally occurring methane was present in the groundwater, which threatened to jeopardize the […]

Sediment Dewatering – Ceresco Dam

Global was contracted by Terra Contracting Services, LLC to serve as Water Treatment Specialists in response to the 2010 Enbridge Oil Spill along the Kalamazoo River. An energy pipeline rupture caused 877,000 gallons of heavy crude oil to spill into Talmadge Creek in Calhoun County, Michigan, which flows into the Kalamazoo River. Global engineered a […]

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Torch River Pit Stop

Global has been contracted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Remediation and Redevelopment Division (MDEQ RRD) to conduct quarterly sampling at a former gas station and adjacent property located near a State of Michigan owned public access to Torch Lake. The purpose of the sampling was to assure that there were no impacts to […]

Due Diligence – Village of Mesick

Global performed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) on three parcels within the village limits that the Village of Mesick was obtaining. One of the parcels contained a vacant building. The ESA was performed in conformance with the scope and limitations of American Society of Testing and Materials Standards (ASTM) practice E 1527-00. The […]

Asbestos Inspections – Ingham County

Global has been contracted by the Ingham County Land Bank Authority (ICLBA) in Ingham County, Michigan to complete pre-demolition hazardous material and asbestos inspections on houses located within the county beginning in 2008 and currently ongoing. The commercial and residential properties were tax reverted to the county and were unable to be sold through auction. […]

Phase I & Phase II ESA – Clark School

Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) completed a Phase I Environmental Assessment, a Phase II Environmental Investigation with a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey, a Pre Demo Hazardous Material and Asbestos Building Inspection, and Oversight of an underground storage tank excavation at the Clark School in Flint, Michigan. Clark School was part of a multi property demolition […]

Remediation – Elk Rapids Sportsman’s Club

Global was contracted by the Elk Rapids Township to asses the risk of contamination at the subject property as a small arm firing range for at least 70 years caused lead contamination is the soil on site. Global has been working closely with Elk Rapids Township since 2006 to remediate this site in annual intervals […]

Pre-Demolition Asbestos Survey

Global completed hazardous materials pre-demolition survey of the Former McKay Press Building and two additional buildings located in Midland, Michigan Dow Diamond Stadium District. The property formerly housed an approximately 72,000 square-foot industrial building with office space, warehouse, press room, and bindery areas. The former businesses operating the structures had relocated and the buildings were determined obsolete. […]

Remediation – Woodland Oil

The MDEQ contacted Global in order to design and treat the Woodland Oil Shop & Go #175 LUST Site on Munson Avenue in Traverse City, Michigan. On this State Funded Clean-Up project, Global acted as the project engineer and was responsible for the design of an air sparging/soil vapor extraction remediation system. The system included five soil […]

Sediment Dewatering – Morrow Lake

Global was contracted by Terra Contracting Services, LLC to serve as Water Treatment Specialists in response to the 2010 Enbridge Oil Spill along the Kalamazoo River. An oil pipeline rupture caused 877,000 gallons of heavy crude oil to spill into Talmadge Creek in Calhoun County, Michigan, which flows into the Kalamazoo River. Global engineered a […]

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Remediation – Corner Express

Global was contracted by the owner of a gas station to serve as the Qualified Underground Storage Tank Consultant (QUSTC) in response to a diesel fuel release. Three feet of free product was discovered in a groundwater monitoring well. Global conducted initial response activities, supervised the removal of the piping from the diesel system, conducted […]

Due Diligence – Spinniken Orchards

Global was contacted by Spinniken Orchards to provide a Soil and Groundwater Investigation in the area of a former, unregulated dump used for agricultural purposes on a property leased by our client. The purpose of the investigation was to serve as due diligence for a real estate transaction. Aerial photographs were used to determine the location of […]

Remediation – Qualified Underground Storage Tank Professional Services

Global was contracted by the owner of a gas station to serve as the Qualified Underground Storage Tank Consultant (QUSTC) in response to a diesel fuel release. Three feet of free product was discovered in a groundwater monitoring well. Global conducted initial response activities, supervised the removal of piping from the diesel system, conducted free […]

Treatment Solutions – Carbon Removal

Global Treatment Solutions was contracted by Republic Services to serve as carbon removal and replacement specialists. Republic uses vapor phase granular activated carbon in 55 gallon drums at a municipal solid waste landfill to treat the off gas from a vacuum truck discharge to remove foul odor. A vacuum skid, built and operated by Global, […]

Asbestos Inspections – Genesee County

Global was contracted by the Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA) to complete pre-demolition hazardous material and asbestos inspections on blighted structures located in the City of Flint beginning in 2002 and continuing through the present.  In March and November 2013, Global was awarded multiple contracts from GCLBA, which utilize Michigan Blight Elimination Grant and Hardest […]

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