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Wheel Wright, Inc. - Chicago, IL
Site Remediation Program

Wheel Wright, Inc. retained Robinson Engineering’s affiliate company, GEOCON Professional Services, LLC, to conduct environmental assessments for an auto repair facility located in Chicago. The Wheel Wright, Inc. facility is a former automotive and tire repair facility that operated until June 2010. This site was also a former gasoline filling station from 1928 to 1977.

Petroleum above ground storage tanks (ASTs) and unregulated underground storage tanks (USTs) were used at the site when the facility was in operation. In order to satisfy interested buyers and lenders for the sale of the property, Mr. Spada was required to obtain a Focused No Further Remediation Letter from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Site Remediation Program (SRP).

Wheel Wright, Inc.’s previous environmental consultant conducted Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) of the property in 2011 and 2012. In March 2012, GEOCON enrolled the site into the SRP. GEOCON discussed the scope of work with the IEPA technical manager and then conducted a subsurface soil and groundwater investigation at the site in April and May 2012 to further evaluate the petroleum impact to the property.


In June 2012, GEOCON prepared a SRP report that included the four required reports, Focused Site Investigation, Remediation Objectives Report, Remedial Action Plan and Remedial Action Completion Report, for submittal to the IEPA. The reports included a Tier 2 Soil and Groundwater evaluation which included risk based modeling of the contaminants and reliance on existing Engineered Barriers and Institutional Controls. The IEPA issued a Focused No Further Remediation Letter in August 2012 with land use restrictions.

Key Project Elements

• GEOCON services were completed in a timely and cost effective manner due to financial constraints of our client.

• Technical Risk Based Corrective Action (RBCA) approach in accordance with the Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives (TACO) regulation.

• IEPA closure allowed for the property owner to market the property for commercial resale.

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