Cleanup And Restoration
S. Cole & Associates has extensive experience advising clients
on issues relating to the investigation and cleanup of environmental
releases and hazardous waste sites. Cole has experience with a variety
of contaminants, sites and technologies and has helped many clients
obtain effective cleanups. Services include:
party review of remedial investigations and cleanup plans
of firms for field investigations and remediation
on the selection of remedial technologies
with regulatory agencies, responsible parties, stakeholders
Occidental Chemical Superfund Site (Pottstown, PA)
Dr. Cole serves as Superfund Technical Assistance Advisor to Alliance
for a Clean Environment (ACE). This project is funded under EPA’s
Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) program that enables community organizations
to hire their own experts. Key issues at the site involve groundwater
contamination and cleanup, the cleanup of contaminated lagoons, and
dioxin contamination. (2001-present)
Contact: Donna Cuthbert,ACE
Articles on the Occidental Site that feature Cole and ACE:
Hunters fear deer tumors were caused by OxyChem
Neighbors of OxyChem worry about tainted wells
fears fuel ACE conference
Landfill, Dayton, OH
Since 2002, Dr. Cole has served as Superfund TAG advisor to
the Valleycrest Neighborhood Concerned Citizens (VNCC). This Superfund
Site served as both a municipal and industrial landfill for many decades
prior to its closing. About 50,000 drums were removed from the landfill
over the past 3 years. Issues include: groundwater contamination, migration
of toxic landfill gas constituents into surrounding neighborhoods, and
future land use.
Contact: Emilee George,
Davis Site, Cincinnati, OH
Large quantities of industrial wastes
were disposed on a site located adjacent to a residential neighborhood.
The clients are the Pleasant Ridge Community Council (PRCC) and a community
organization. Kodak (the PRP) and the City of Cincinnati provide funding
for the technical assistance project.
provides technical assistance and represents the clients in a multi-party
process that includes community organizations, Kodak, Ohio EPA, and
the City of Cincinnati.
has provided technical backing for the client's goal for a cleanup
that will encourage commercial, residential and recreational development
of the 80 acre site.
also include risk assessment, groundwater contamination, and the need
for proactive cleanup of site hot spots and groundwater.
Majorie and Carl Evert, PRCC and Citizens Concerned about Hilton Davis
Shopping Centers. Dr. Cole serves as environmental advisor to Gravestar,
Inc., a firm that owns and operates Boston-area shopping centers. The
most serious problems include dry cleaner releases located over aquifers
used for drinking water. Cole:
advice on the choice of remedial contractors and reviews all scopes
of work, field investigation reports, remedial proposals and regulatory
a policy that forbids cleaners from using perchloroethylene at Gravestar
shopping centers and encourages the cleaning firms to use environmentally
Evesham Township, NJ. Dr. Cole serves as technical advisor to the
Township's Ellis Site Task Force on issues pertaining to the Ellis Properties
Superfund Site. Problems include heavy metal and solvent contamination
from a former drum recycling operation. Cole has reviewed all documents
and proposals pertaining to the site and has helped the Township win a
more complete cleanup. Cole is currently developing a plan to enhance
the efficacy of the site's groundwater pump and treat system through the
use of advanced technologies.
River PCB Cleanup. Sediments in the Upper Hudson River are
contaminated with high levels of PCBs. People are advised to restrict
or eliminate fish consumption due to high PCB levels. Dr. Cole serves
as technical advisor to the environmental organization Scenic Hudson.
His technical comments demonstrated the need for expanded sediment cleanup
and were incorporated into Scenic Hudson's formal comments on EPA's
proposed cleanup of the Upper Hudson River.