Former Maxwell House Coffee Industrial Site | Hoboken, New Jersey Engineers

E2PM has provided environmental services for this Brownfield Redevelopment Project, a 24 acre site on the Hudson River. The project includes 1.4 million square feet of class “A” residential and commercial space. E2PM staff prepared NJDEP submittals including: Preliminary Assessment (PA); Site Investigation (SI); Remedial Investigation (RI); Baseline Ecological Evaluation (BEE); Remedial Action Selection Report (RASR); Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP); Remedial Design (RD); Remedial Action (RA); Remedial Action Report (RAR); Deed Notice (DN); Classification Exception Area (CEA); Hudson River Sediment Sampling; Aboveground Hazardous Waste Report (for mold, asbestos, and lead) and Environmental Assessment. Due to the historical use of TCE on the site, vapor intrusion (VI) studies were also prepared for the project. The site, which is one of the largest Brownfield redevelopment projects in New Jersey, was redeveloped consistent with the Hoboken Land Use Regulations for the I-1W Zoning district (Waterfront Mixed Use).

E2PM’s specific recommendations included elimination of residual waste prior to demolition of on-site buildings and structures; and implementation of engineering controls with deed restrictions. During site redevelopment, the entire property was capped. Consistent with the NJDEP’s RAWP approval letter, residual TCE contaminated soil located within the footprint of a building was excavated and disposed of off-site. Over 60,000 tons of soil was excavated, with 30,000 tons of TCE contaminated soil (which was disposed of as RCRA waste). E2PM implemented a natural attenuation remedial option for groundwater and established a state-wide classification exception area (CEA) to restrict the potential use of groundwater at the site. NFA Letters were received which has allowed the project owner to occupy the new residential buildings.

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