Whatcom Environmental conducted a Phase I ESA for a commercial property in Bellingham, WA. The property has been developed with several commercial businesses over time. During the Phase I ESA several recognized environmental conditions (RECs) were identified. The main REC was that and underground storage tank was located at the property in the 1930’s. No information was available to determine if the tank was still in the ground, or had been removed in the past.
A Phase II ESA was conducted to evaluate the subsurface conditions at the location of the potential UST. One test pit was excavated, soil was field screened, and one soil sample was collected for laboratory analysis. Field screening and sample results did not indicate any contamination at the location of the potential UST. Based on the results of the Phase I and Phase II ESA, the client was better equipped to make an informed buying decision for the property.