Pinellas County, Florida's Public Works Department gained first-hand experience in cleaning up a fuel-contaminated site that was once a convenience store/service station. The property was acquired as additional right-of-way for a road improvement to McMullen Booth Road at State Route 60. By assuming the task, the department sidestepped the need to hire a contamination specialty contractor and eliminated at least 60 days from the county's normal bid process. The environmental engineers who assisted the department estimate the direct effort saved the county as much as $40,000, based on costs for similar remediations awarded to specialty contractors elsewhere across the state. Pinellas County engaged the Environmental/Hazardous Materials Group from the Tampa office of Greiner, Inc., which had conducted the state's soil studies. Greiner's remediation plan was based on a cost/benefit study of corrective alternatives for the contaminated soil. The final plan involved combining off-site incineration and on-site aeration to treat about 5,000 cu yd of contaminated soil. The county qualifies for reimbursement of the remediation program's $136,000 cost under the administration code adopted by the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Thomas, L H
  • Publication Date: 1990-7

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  • Accession Number: 00496689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM