ABF Environmental Gets City of Detroit Police Tow Yard Approved for Renovation

The City of Detroit initiated a project to renovate the City of Detroit Police Tow Yard located on Grand River Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.  This site was a former retail facility with an automotive service center.   During construction activities, an underground storage tank (UST) was discovered.   ABF Environmental was contracted to manage the removal of the tank and handle the regulatory issues with the State of Michigan as the initial soils investigation resulted in a confirmed release.  

Due to the automotive historical nature of the site, ABF conducted a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey to search the property for any additional tanks and five additional USTs were located.  This required supervised removal of the six USTs and soil sample collection for tank closure assessments. 

ABF prepared and submitted an Initial Assessment Report recommending further soil and groundwater assessment samples collected from the area surrounding the tanks.   This resulted in multiple soil borings in and around the area of the former USTs.   Subsequently, ABF Environmental prepared and submitted a Closure Report of the regulatory release.   This Closure Report was reviewed and approved by the State of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

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