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Water and Coal Tar Remediation at Confluence Park Complete

Water and Coal Tar Remediation at Confluence Park Complete

Dewatering and Coal Tar Removal A critical part of managing the ebb and flow of the Confluence Park project included the addition of Earth Services & Abatement, Inc. (ESA) to the construction team. ESA has a long history of working with the City and County of Denver, dating back 19 years, and is known for handling complicated remediation projects. ESA was hired to dewater the site and, once dry, remove the coal tar contamination, taking on the added risk of the environmental impacts of the project. “There is always a concern when de-watering a project, especially with high levels of contamination. We took a conservative approach at Confluence Park with three water treatment trailers on-site at one point, running an elaborate dewatering and contamination removal system,” commented Kory Mitchell, President of ESA. The approach paid off, in that out of the 50 million gallons of water treated, none of the water samples were above the regulatory limits for water discharge, according to Mr. Mitchell. He explained that ESA engaged in a value-engineering process with the City as well as the State health department to develop an agreement for discharging the water. He goes on to say that “Discharging water is a sensitive issue because no one wants to take on the responsibility of possibly discharging contaminants back into the river, which is why we put together a top notch team and worked closely with regulators to stay ahead of any complications.” View full article at Mile High...
Earth Services and Abatement demos DU Dormitory

Earth Services and Abatement demos DU Dormitory

The University of Denver has demolished one of the oldest residence buildings it owns. DU discovered renovating the 1960-era Cavalier Apartments would be seven times more expensive than demolishing it, said Spokeswoman Theresa Ahrens. The last round of students moved out in June, and demo work started in November. Ahrens said DU decided to demolish Cavalier, a 30-bed upperclassmen dormitory, after a study by the school found repairs would cost more than $4 million. The demolition by Earth Services and Abatement had a budget of $531,000, Ahrens said. Read full article at...
Project Profile: ESA Clears the Way for Stapleton Redevelopment Completion

Project Profile: ESA Clears the Way for Stapleton Redevelopment Completion

GRADING AND EXCAVATION CONTRACTOR MAGAZINE From the November-December 2016 issue Paula Black • November 3, 2016 The more-than-$200-million Stapleton Redevelopment project near Denver is still underway of its transformation from an international airport, to a thriving residential and mixed-use community. While many local organizations and businesses have come together over the ongoing, 16-year project, Earth Services & Abatement (ESA) of Commerce City, CO, has maintained its working presence in Stapleton, completing multiple phases since the project’s early years. Final phases of asbestos abatement, demolition, and soil remediation are in progress, with a finish date slated for June...
ESA Teams Up with the Government, Community, and Private Enterprise to Improve the City of Lakewood, CO

ESA Teams Up with the Government, Community, and Private Enterprise to Improve the City of Lakewood, CO

Working in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Brinkmann Constructors, SJR Environmental Consulting and Earth Services & Abatement, Inc. transformed a polluted parcel of Lakewood property into a productive new land use.  When one of the first Target stores in the United States opened in Lakewood, Colorado in 1966, the entire neighbourhood turned out to celebrate and shop the big, beautiful space, built by a company that would become one of the world’s largest consumer retailers. Fast-forward 48 years, to 2014. The former neighborhood shopping anchor, now eight years deserted, had been reduced to 168,000 square feet of asbestos-riddled floor space. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) deemed the property a major asbestos...
From polluted to productive

From polluted to productive

An asbestos-riddled former Target store is transformed into a beautiful housing property in Lakewood, Colorado, through a public-private partnership. BY MARY ROSS Brinkmann finally turned to a Commerce City, Colorado, firm that founded its professional reputation on asbestos abatement in 1982. Earth Services & Abatement Inc. (ESA) would tackle the critical job of abating the site of asbestos, demolishing the ramshackle building, and restoring the land’s viability for new use. “The Westlink job was certainly in our wheelhouse, as complicated asbestos abatement with a demolition component is the foundation of our business,” ESA President Kory Mitchell explains. To successfully complete the $1.2 million job, ESA collaborated with the CDPHE and SJR Environmental Consulting to develop an extensive work plan that involved a technical abatement method, Mitchell says. “This project was a perfect fit for our company because it had challenging abatement requirements, challenging demolition needs and a challenging schedule,” Mitchell says. “We have a unique team and all the necessary resources to handle these types of jobs.” ESA owns an entire fleet of heavy equipment, which allows the firm to self-perform all aspects of the job. Because asbestos was present on both sides of the block, ESA had to think outside the box of typical abatement measures. Pioneering a unique approach of demolishing block from inside the structure through the use of an excavator inside the containment, crews accomplished the daunting job of safely abating the structure without the potential of contamination or debris polluting nearby areas. Read article in Construction & Demolition Recycling September...