Project Description

Location:  New Orleans, LA

Background:  The Port is currently investing in returning vacant land along the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (IHNC) back into commerce and creating a revitalized corridor that will be more suitable in attracting businesses and maximizing maritime commerce.  These site are part of the Port of New Orleans Inner Harbor Economic Revitalization (PIER) Plan.

Leaaf’s Role: Leaaf completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) at a Port of New Orleans property that was formerly leased to multiple steel companies. The site and adjoining properties were historically used for industrial fabrication, fueling, and rail freight containing warehouses, aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), underground storage tanks (USTs), railyards, and fabrication/maintenance shops.

Following the Phase I ESA, Leaaf prepared a QAPP that included a Work Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Plan, and Technical SAP. EPA’s QA G-5 QAPP Guidance checklist was completed for all data collection activities conducted as part of this investigation.  The site investigation included a ground penetrating radar (GPR) Survey, soil borings, temporary monitor wells, surface soil sampling for asbestos and lead, and bulk sampling of visible construction debris for asbestos.

Leaaf prepared a Phase II ESA, Site Investigation and Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP) Evaluation Report documenting the soil and groundwater investigation.