Every Challenge Has a Backstory
Process as an Impediment: Numerous studies by the U.S. EPA and other regulatory agencies at contaminated groundwater sites have shown that remediation of aquifers using conventional pump-and-treat technology is difficult, time-consuming, and, in most cases, bears incomplete results.
Technology as a Time-Saver: To mitigate these issues, OBG pioneered the use of innovative in-situ technologies to remediate groundwater and soil contamination completely. This approach resulted in a solution that can be years or decades faster than conventional techniques, making way for redevelopment.
Like many sites of its era, the 63-acre Teterboro Landing site, formerly Bendix Aviation Corporation, manufactured aircraft technology that supplied both World Wars and the nation’s fledgling space race. Decades of industrial use had left the site’s soil and groundwater with extensive and complex contamination, including TCE, PCE, and Freon, in a varied clay formation.
The Teterboro Landing site is served by an extensive network of interstates, highways, and bridges leading to Manhattan. After securing a grant through New Jersey’s SmartGrowth Program, the client wanted to speed up the project to make way for a $100 million redevelopment program.