Find out how AcuityES successfully completed an eight-million-dollar, 20-year hexavalent chromium remediation project – at a defunct plating shop – for 50% of the cost and in a fraction of the time estimated by the previous consultant.

Download the Products Finishing Magazine article by Jim Rouse, Principal Geohydrologist at AcuityES.

Here’s a little background to set the stage.

Hexavalent Chromium RemediationIts status as a typical, middle-American community earned Muncie, IN the moniker “Middletown” and made it the focus of a series of scientific cultural studies spanning a period of 80 years.

Like many typical middle-American communities, Muncie thrived on industry in the late 1800s. However, also like many American cities, Muncie experienced tumultuous times in the 1980s when many large manufacturing facilities closed. Manufacturing in the city declined greatly, and what remained was primarily smaller, independent, mom-and-pop-style businesses.

It was during this period that a chrome plating and grinding shop opened it doors, with clients primarily in the food container and service industries.

As in many typical communities, this local plating shop – once a financial asset – now sat on property that represented millions of dollars in potential environmental liability. Not only had hexavalent chromium, arsenic, nickel and antimony impacted on-site soil and groundwater, but the groundwater contaminants had migrated offsite under a newly constructed housing project and community park.

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