• By Gary Brown, RT Environmental Services, Inc.

LSRP program helps move South Jersey sites

New Jersey’s well-regarded Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program is helping to move contaminated sites, particularly those in the industrial and commercial sector. In addition, the Program is being used to help develop riverfront sites, some of which are in the mixed commercial and residential category.

We at RT are seeing more and more South Jersey sites use the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program, under which the state licenses qualified individuals to complete investigations and remediations to help make properties ready for sale.

The portfolio of our LSRP Projects includes the 130 acre Bellmawr Landfill redevelopment project, known as Bellmawr Waterfront Development. Improved traffic access details are being worked out and the site is proceeding toward final remediation approval, expected to occur in the near future. The early stages of the remediation turned out to be so successful that a slurry wall to be installed around two-thirds of the site is now found not to be needed, as stream water quality conditions are considered satisfactory.

Other projects which are underway include residential redevelopment at a site in Burlington which fronts the Delaware River. Townhouses and single family residential units are planned.

In Collingswood, a site had an oil tank release beneath a building and asbestos was addressed. That site went through the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program as well to address environmental concerns prior to mortgage approval by a major regional lender. We also have several petroleum and gasoline retail service station sites in Woodbury, Bridgeton and in Vineland.

The Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program offers the ability for Licensed Professional to quickly make sites ready for sale and when remediation is needed, it can now proceed without lengthy NJDEP approval delays. RT’s experience is at more than 50 LSRP sites throughout the state and more than a third of our sites have received a Response Action Outcome Statement which is similar to the historical No Further Action Letter issued by NJDEP.

For more information about the successful LSRP Program, call Chris Ward at 856-467-2276 or Gary Brown at 610-804-8657.

Gary Brown is president of RT Environmental Services, Inc.

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