Due Care Compliance, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments for Commercial Property in Britton, Michigan

Since 1937, this Britton, Michigan property has been historically occupied by various grain and feed elevators while containing four parcels totaling 3.23 acres. The property contains 23 grain silos, various industrial buildings, a two-story hotel building and railroad spurs.

From 1937 to 2019, site operations included bulk storage and mixing of agricultural chemicals including pesticides and herbicides. PM Environmental came in a completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), discovering Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs).

A signification portion of the period from 1937 to 2019, preceded major environmental regulations and current waste management and disposal procedures. The potential exists for subsurface contamination to be present from spills, leaching and poor waste management practices. Through PM’s work, Selenium contamination exists on-site in the soil.

Along with the Phase I, PM completed a Phase  II ESA, a Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA), and Documentation of Due Care Compliance (DDCC) to investigate the RECs identified.

The property is currently zoned commercial with current business operations including grain and feed elevator storage activities. Portions of the property will be leased and used to process grain.

    Historical interior waste streams associated with the maintenance and repair operations would have consisted of general hazardous substances and petroleum products.
    • The potential exists for orphan underground storage tanks to be present on the property.
    • Selenium contamination exists on-site in the soil
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