Phase 1 Missed the Mark

Source: Great American Environmental Division, May 2013

Looking to expand their operations, a company purchased a large piece of property that seemed suitable for redevelopment. Prior to their purchase, the company went through all the proper due diligence including conducting a Phase I site assessment. Although the Phase I did not note any known contamination onsite, the company soon discovered petroleum contamination from an unknown heating oil tank as they began construction. As a result, construction halted as the company had to invest their time and additional money into remediating the contamination.


1 Comment

  1. was a malpractice claim filed? an unknown tank by itself is not remarkable

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