Hiram College

Location

Hiram, Ohio

Project Type

Environmental & Ecological Solutions

Scope of Services

Environmental Design Group was hired to assess and quantify the impacts of a mercury release to the Hiram College on-campus storm sewer system. The initial release had been cleaned up by Hiram College almost immediately, however, residual mercury contamination was suspected to have impacted a local stream and stormwater retention pond downstream. Environmental Design Group established a remediation plan for sediment clean‑up of Fay’s Pond, and removed the toxins from the pond.

Impact

Over a six‑month period, Environmental Design Group and project partners worked to remove the contaminated sediment. Shipping the contaminated material to a solid waste landfill and returning the waterbody and adjacent wetland to its original state provided for environmental closure of the site, but also returned the site to a pristine condition.

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