As part of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Targeted Brownfields Assessment, a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) was conducted at a former auto repair facility (Bridges Radiator Shop) to investigate the recognized environmental conditions (RECs) identified in the Phase I ESA: known releases and documented contaminants on-site from previous investigations. The Phase I ESA also recommended asbestos-containing materials (ACM), lead-based paint (LBP), hazardous materials, naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM), and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) surveys.
Soil Sampling – Eight soil borings were advanced to three feet below ground surface (bgs) to investigate previously documented lead contamination on-site.
Environmental Surveys – The ACM, LBP and Hazardous Materials surveys indicated the presence of ACM, LBP, and Hazardous Material on or within one or both buildings and within the rear yard area. No NORM or PCBs were present.
Report –The ACM, LBP and Hazardous Materials were quantified in the Phase II ESA report. The report also included cost estimates for removal/disposal of hazardous materials. Concentrations of lead in soil were compared to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and EPA Regional Screening Levels. Lead concentrations exceeded the standards at two locations. A site-specific cleanup plan to address lead in soil was recommended.