Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions
ABSTRACT: Building Tomorrow's Cities on Yesterday's Contamination: A Case
Rosemary Wyman, Mark Zell, Zach Rayburn, and Ryan Hebrink
Baer Engineering and Environmental Consulting, Inc., 7756 Northcross Dr.,
Ste. 211, Austin, Texas 78757
Urban space is limited. Not only are we running out of real estate on which
the remaining real estate is very expensive. Properties that remain for development/
redevelopment may be less than desirable due to the presence, or perceptual
historical contamination. This paper presents a case study of a premier skyscraper
construction on land contaminated by coal tar in the 1800s. The issues that
include Innocent Owner status, existing contaminant characterization, and soil
sequencing and disposal during construction. This paper presents one approach
problem of existing soil contamination in a construction zone.
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