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Gratiot County Wind Farm
Gratiot and Midland Counties, Michigan
For Phase I of the project, MeritCorp provided an Environmental Site Assessment
(ESA) for a proposed wind farm near the town of Breckenridge,
Michigan. The project consists of approximately 133 wind turbine generator
locations, approximately 6 miles of overhead transmission lines, access
roads and other project components situated on approximately 63,000
acres of agricultural land. MeritCorp’s responsibilities included evaluation
of the current and historical conditions of the subject site property in an
effort to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) and Historical
RECs including sewage disposal lagoons, historical dumping, hazardous
waste disposal sites, landfills and remediation sites.
First Community Bank of Plainfield/HRM Properties
MeritCorp completed a 7 parcel ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys totaling
more than 415 acres adjoining former Indian Land Boundaries. The accumulation
of properties compares the location of historical occupation
of farmlands and farmsteads to title lines, and their apparent gaps/
overlaps and encroachments. The identification of potential clouds in
title early in the due diligence process assists the client in costly revisions
and negotiations later in the development cycle.
Former Railroad Yard*
As the environmental consultant, worked with the developer during the
redevelopment process considering the 11-acre site’s previous use as a
railroad yard facility. The environmental team conducted a Phase I Environmental
Site Assessment to evaluate several potential RECs on the
property. The findings of an extensive Phase II Subsurface Investigation
indicated that concentrations of several contaminants of concern were
above the residential clean up objectives. The team also directed the
removal of a 10,000-gallon underground storage tank from the site.
A Comprehensive Site Investigation, Remedial Objectives Report, Remedial
Action Plan, and a Remedial Action Completion Report were
completed and the environmental team quickly obtained a Comprehensive
No Further Remediation letter through the Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency’s Site Remediation Program. Corrective options considered
the use of engineering barriers and several potential land planning
uses for the development.
City of Zion*
A Phase II Subsurface Investigation conducted on the subject site indicated that
concentrations of numerous contaminants of concern were above their respective
Due to the depth (greater than 15 feet below grade level) of the contaminant concentrations,
and soil conditions (fine sand), the team designed and implemented
the use of in-situ chemical oxidation utilizing direct injection techniques to destroy
target contaminants. After reducing the concentrations of the contamination
below the saturation limits, a Remedial Action Completion Report was completed
and a No Further Remediation Letter was quickly obtained.
As the environmental consultant, worked with the property’s current owner to
obtain a No Further Remediation letter that was required in order to attain a bank
loan. The findings of an extensive Phase II Subsurface Investigation indicated that
concentrations of several contaminants of concern in the soil and groundwater
were above the commercial/industrial clean up objectives. It was concluded that
the majority of the contamination was caused by fly-by dumping, as well as spills
caused by railroad tankers along a railroad spur.
Also, due to a pending law suit between the property’s current owner and the
former owner, provided expert witness activities in a deposition. Based on the
witness activities, and because a No Further Remediation Letter was obtained, the
law suit was dismissed.
* Denotes Staff Experience