March 2013 - Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) Certificate of Completion
Element assisted a property owner in receiving a Certificate of Completion (COC) for a release of chlorinated solvents at a dry cleaning facility. Element completed an Affected Property Assessment Report (APAR) and conducted additional assessment to determine that the perched groundwater aquifer had no beneficial use.
July 2012 - Underground Storage Tank (UST) Removal
Properties with historical chemical releases can be hard to sell and inhibit financing options for potential buyers. Element assisted a buyer by assessing and removing an underground storage tank (UST) at a former Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) facility. Element determined that no new release had occurred since the site originally received regulatory “closure” and Element was able to receive a TCEQ “no further action” letter for the Client.
March 2012 - Ready for Reuse
Element assisted a property owner in reclaiming a commercial warehouse property for reuse. The property is located on a major roadway in Fort Worth and adjacent to high profile city landmarks. The property had a history of Underground Storage Tank (UST) use and the five (5) on-site buildings contained asbestos. Element oversaw asbestos abatement activities and demolished the on-site structures. During demolition, an unknown “ghost” UST was discovered and Element was able to quickly remove the UST without stopping demolition activities and received a TCEQ “no further action” letter for the Client.
February 2012 - Plano ISD District Science Fair
Element personnel were honored to judge the Plano ISD District Science Fair. We are amazed by the effort these students put into their research and are confident that they will make a difference with their intellect and passion for science.
November 2011 - Ready for Reuse
Element assisted a property owner in reclaiming a former printing facility for development. Element conducted environmental due diligence activities including asbestos testing to allow the buyer to analyze costs related to asbestos abatement of the structure. Element determined that the property was not negatively impacted from the historical use of inks and solvents. Element oversaw asbestos abatement activities and demolished the on-site structures.
June 2011 - Ready for Reuse
Many properties sit vacant across the United States because investors are afraid of environmental liabilities. Element assisted an investor on a 15-acre property located in Dallas, Texas which contained a 420,000-gallon diesel above ground storage tank (AST) as well as five (5) abandoned underground storage tanks (USTs). Element assessed the storage tanks, demolished the AST, and received regulatory "closure" from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Costs of the assessment and demolition were offset by recycling the metal from the AST. After remaining vacant for many years, the property was immediately placed back in service.