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Dry-Cleaning Sites: Important Considerations for Environmental Due Diligence and Remediation
Dry cleaners typically use chemical solvents to clean clothes and other fabrics that, if spilled or discharged, can contaminate soil and water. Dry-cleaning processes commonly use perchloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE). Because these solvents easily permeate and migrate through concrete or asphalt parking lots, they can impact a site’s soil and groundwater and create onsite vapor issues. PCE and TCE also are commonly identified as recognized environmental conditions (RECs) during environmental site assessments at dry-cleaning sites. Because many commercial properties and retail sites contain current and former dry cleaners, related issues arise in real estate transactions involving these sites, presenting unique environmental due diligence and remediation implications.

Please join Michael F. Marcon, PG, CAPM, of InControl Technologies, for a fascinating and informative discussion about dry cleaning related to environmental due diligence and assessment.

This 60-minute webinar will cover:

• An overview of the dry-cleaning industry and the different types of facilities
• Common issues for environmental due diligence at dry-cleaning sites
• Sources of contamination and waste issues associated with dry cleaners
• Investigation and remedial design/response action considerations for dry-cleaning sites
• Regulatory considerations and the availability of cleanup funds or other incentives through state dry-cleaning programs.
• Emerging issues at dry-cleaning sites include PFAS

Jul 19, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Michael F. Marcon, PG, CAPM
Vice President and Principal @InControl Technologies
For over 25 years, Michael has been the Senior Principal with InControl Technologies helping clients navigate the complex world of environmental regulations and site restoration. He has helped numerous clients develop strategies to convert Brownfield properties into viable real estate investments. Michael has vast experience in assisting dry cleaners and property owners who have historical or current dry-cleaning plants address the environmental contamination commonly associated with historical waste management activities. He has served as an environmental expert on over forty cases involving dry cleaners, has conducted numerous environmental compliance audits, and managed over five hundred dry cleaner investigation and remediation projects. Michael has used this experience to develop a number of streamlined assessment procedures to provide cost effective site characterization.