Site Description: From 1979 to 1991, Jones Tire and Battery operated a battery breaking facility in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted an emergency removal, consisting of the relocation of local residents and the excavation of contaminated soils. EPA subsequently identified a large group of potentially responsible parties who had sold batteries to Jones Tire and Battery. In 1993, EPA issued a unilateral administrative order to a group of large-volume generators. A small group of potentially responsible parties ultimately completed removal activities at the site in 1995 after the remaining soils were excavated, treated, contained, and a cap-and-cover system was constructed on-site.
Responsibilities: Leed Environmental, Inc. provided technical consulting services to one of the companies responsible for funding site cleanup activities. In that role, Leed Environmental, Inc. was responsible for overseeing project implementation, providing technical comments, maintaining compliance with a unilateral administrative order issued by EPA, and other technical services. Leed Environmental, Inc. was subsequently retained by the Jones Tire and Battery Site PRP Group to review thousands of "waste-in" documents and prepare a multi-volume listing of the volumes of spent batteries transported to the site by thousands of companies. Leed Environmental, Inc.'s "waste-in" volumetric report was used to allocate liability among the companies responsible for performing removal activities at the site.
Project Status: Removal activities at the site have been completed. Preparation of the "waste-in" volumetric report has been completed.
Project Duration for Leed Environmental, Inc.: Three years, complete.