On-site stabilization with EnviroBlend® recently saved a large railroad company over $8 million in hazardous waste transportation and disposal costs. Historical sandblasting operations had generated a stockpile of over 90,000 tons of hazardous lead-impacted soil. The site had been included on both the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) and the Minnesota Permanent List of Priorities.
EnviroBlend treatment additives were mixed with the stockpile of lead-impacted soil to stabilize the hazardous material on-site. The stabilized soil was then disposed of at an off-site Subtitle D non-hazardous landfill.
By using EnviroBlend, this railroad company realized a number of benefits in addition to substantial cost savings, including:
- EnviroBlend was mixed with the contaminated material using conventional construction equipment.
- Soil treated with EnviroBlend is stable over a wide pH range and will not leach in the environment. This translates into long-term liability protection as supported by the USEPA’s National Risk Management Laboratory.
- EnviroBlend has been used on over 50 remediation sites across the country and is widely accepted by regulatory agencies.