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Brownfield Corrective Action Plan

The parcel containing the Hardwick Yellow Barn is a brownfield. For more than three decades, the site was an auto garage with bodywork and equipment maintenance. Environmental risks typically associated with this use include hazardous substances and petroleum products.

Results from environmental site assessments going back to 2017 can be found here.

Assessment indicate that the septic tank may contain heavy metals. Additionally, soil sampling has identified the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are pollutants generated during the incomplete combustion of organic materials (e.g. coal, oil, petrol, and wood). The soil samples did not exceed Vermont soil standards, but more testing is needed.

The project has an approved Corrective Action Plan. During site work (proposed to commence June 2020) we will excavate the site's septic system (tank and leach field piping) and dispose of it off-site. We will also collect more soil samples for to test for PAHs. If the soil samples do not exceed Vermont standards, no further action will be required. However, if PAH concentration do exceed standards, we will carry a remediation strategy that involves safely stockpiling contaminated soils and disposing off-site at a permitted waste faciilty.

This web page will be updated as new information becomes available. If remediation is necessary, neighboring parcel owners will receive an additional notification regarding the scope of work.