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Optimizing Soil Remediation to Reduce Distribution Center Land Development Costs

  • Optimizing Soil Remediation to Reduce Distribution Center Land Development Costs

Kleinfelder was contracted by Rockefeller Group Development Corporation (Rockefeller) to provide pre-construction geotechnical and environmental services at a site planned for development of a multi-building distribution center comprising 1.25 million square feet of modern logistics.

Addressing Contaminated Soils

The site was formerly used for agriculture with known soils arsenic and dieldrin contamination from prolonged herbicide and pesticide use. Kleinfelder completed a detailed investigation and laboratory testing program to establish the vertical and horizontal extent of the contamination across the property.

Creative and Cost-Effective Remediation Strategy

Utilizing a diverse team of technical professionals with extensive knowledge of applicable regulations, Kleinfelder developed and implemented a creative and cost-effective soil remediation strategy. Due to the large volume of affected soil, the strategy involved a soil exchange solution in lieu of offsite disposal and importing replacement backfill soil or other more costly and time-consuming options. This strategy effectively met regulatory requirements and contributed to successful development of the property on schedule and within budget.

Project Results

Through the collaborative efforts of a diverse and multi-disciplinary team, Kleinfelder developed and implemented an optimal soils remediation solution which met the environmental needs of the project while significantly reducing costs that would have incurred if traditional soil removal or capping alternatives were applied.

Project Details

Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey

Rockefeller Group Development Corporation