SCS Engineers is a sponsor of the Florida Brownfields Association’s 2018 annual conference. The conference, themed “Race for Sustainable Redevelopment,” will take place September 30 – October 3 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.
Several SCS professionals will attend the conference, including Anthony Pezzotti, PG, and Mike Fisher, PG, CEP, who will deliver a presentation on the Miami River Marina Brownfield during Session 6B on October 3.
Miami River Marina Brownfield
The Miami River is the oldest natural landmark in Southeast Florida, flowing from the Miami Canal at Miami International Airport to Biscayne Bay. As a working river, boat building and marine repair enterprises flourished along the river’s banks. The 8.56-acre site is the former Consolidated Yacht Corporation boatyard that built, repaired and renovated marine vessels and associated equipment.
Site assessment began in 2003. A decade later, a BSRA was executed for the Miami River Marina, LLC site. A goal of conditional closure solely by land use restriction was negotiated with DERM. Over the last 15 years, over 150 soil borings and over 40 monitoring wells have been installed. At least 11 source removal excavations were performed. Five years of groundwater monitoring found groundwater arsenic concentrations above the groundwater cleanup target level (GCTL) but groundwater copper concentrations below the standard. Since the adjoining tributary canal demonstrates marine water characteristics, closure rested on proving ecologically critical copper concentrations in groundwater were less than the MSW-CTL in the waterside boundary wells. The pathway to closure eventually came down to boundary well groundwater quality and a comparative evaluation of the characteristics of the adjoining surface water.
This presentation offers details on the soil assessment, interim remedies, and negotiated closure strategy that avoided implementation of an engineering control as well as the pathway to pending closure achieved by revealing the parametric relationship between the site’s boundary groundwater and adjoining surface water.
This brownfield conference is packed with important information about Florida’s Brownfields, including regional planning, raising capital for cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites, redeveloping former landfills, insurance, tax credits, utilities, sonic drilling, drones, opportunity zones, liquid activated carbon for groundwater treatment, stormwater considerations, sustainable design, community perception, and much more.
Additional events will include a tour of the Daytona International Speedway, a golf outing, raffle drawing, and plenty of networking opportunities.