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Leed Environmental, Inc.

RSR (OU-4) Superfund Site; Dallas, Texas

Project Description:  The RSR Corporation Superfund Site is an area of approximately 13.6 square miles located in West Dallas, Texas. Contamination at the RSR site originated from a secondary lead smelter that operated at the center of the site from the 1930s until 1984.

Scope of Work:   Leed Environmental, Inc. was retained by the West Dallas Area Site Group to provide project coordination services and active oversight management for remedial activities at the site. The major components of the remedial action included:

  • Building decontamination and demolition
  • Asbestos abatement
  • PCB and mercury removal
  • Demolition of the 300-foot smelter building stack
  • Demolition of concrete foundations
  • Excavation, stabilization, and off-site disposal of contaminated soil
  • Soil sampling
  • Restoration activities
  • Others

Special Features/Unusual Considerations:   Due to the location of the site in a highly populated neighborhood in West Dallas, remedial activities at the site received high-priority attention from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state and local regulatory agencies, the public, and the media. Remedial activities at the site were difficult as a result of the presence of lead-containing dust within the baghouses and other site structures which were dismantled and demolished during remedial activities.

Responsibilities:   Leed Environmental, Inc. participated as the project manager for the West Dallas Area Site Group which performed remedial activities at the site pursuant to a Consent Decree issued by EPA. The services performed by Leed Environmental, Inc. included the following:

  • Technical Committee Chairman
  • Project Manager for site remediation
  • Preparation of bid request (including request for proposal, bid documents, specifications, general conditions, and contract documents) for site remediation
  • Review of contractor bids and contractor selection
  • Remedial construction management activities
    • Project management
    • Contractor oversight
    • Contractor invoice review
    • Scope of work development
    • Work Plan review/preparation
    • Coordinating with regulatory authorities
    • Access agreement preparation/negotiation
    • Monthly reports
    • Final report preparation/review

Project Status:   Remedial activities for operable unit 4 have been successfully completed. There are no long-term operation and maintenance activities at the site, and various reuse options for the site are being considered.

Project Duration for Leed Environmental, Inc.:   Three years, complete.