Private Sector

BATTA has strong relationships with many large companies in the region. We pride ourselves on the ability to conform to the needs of clients in many different industries. Being a small business ourselves, we are uniquely qualified to offer valuable consulting to other small businesses. However, at the same time, we have skilled staff in place to take on large challenges brought on by a Fortune 500 company.

DuPont- Environmental Consulting and Management

Since 1989, BATTA has been contracted with DuPont Company to provide Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Services to all buildings located within a 50-mile radius of DuPont’s headquarters in Wilmington, DE including the Marshall Laboratory facility in Philadelphia and manufacturing plants in New Jersey.

BATTA maintains full-time employees at various DuPont sites to accomplish all of the services. Hazardous material surveys are done with EPA-accredited Building Inspectors who perform inspections and sampling for asbestos, lead, chromium, indoor air quality pollutants as well as other potential environmental hazards. Inspections are done prior to capital construction projects or maintenance activities or as part of an annual inspection of condition of known hazardous materials. Surveys and inspections routinely include roofing structures and components.

After surveys and inspections are completed, BATTA performs sample analysis at its in-house AIHA, NVLAP accredited facility. BATTA analyzes asbestos samples via PCM, PLM, and TEM (AHERA) methods, and has the capability to report results in less than 24-hours if needed. Lead is analyzed in air, water, and soil samples using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy and TCLP analysis. Other heavy metals including RCRA analysis is also performed. Organic analysis is performed via GC/MS for PCBs, PAHs, and other organic compounds. Nuisance dust and surface dust (via TEM) analysis is also performed.

BATTA performs abatement oversight and air monitoring during any abatement activities at the sites. Using EPA-accredited Industrial Hygiene Technicians, BATTA performs monitoring for potential exposure to airborne asbestos, lead, total dust, and other potential environmental hazards. Technicians also perform onsite project oversight of abatement contractors for environmental compliance. Technicians employ the use of various media and sampling devices to collects samples for analysis. Technicians are also NIOSH 582 qualified to perform PCM analysis on site and BATTA has 2 separate on-site laboratories to support this need. When required, BATTA is able to support 24-hour coverage during shutdowns and maintenance activities.

Throughout its history with DuPont Company, BATTA has maintained an excellent safety record at all DuPont sites. BATTA has routinely been awarded annual Project Safety Excellence Awards for its recognition of outstanding project safety at all DuPont sites.

The Lofts at Clifford Brown Walk
  • Phase I Preliminary Assessment
  • Phase II Site Investigation
  • Geophysical Survey (GPR)
  • Brownfields Remedial Investigation
  • Human Health Based Risk Assessment
  • Remediation Engineering

The Lofts at Clifford Brown Walk is an adaptive reuse project that will bring high-end affordable housing to Brownfields site that was formerly used as an industrial tanning operation. BATTA has served as the Environmental Engineer of Record performing a wide range of Engineering, Remediation, and Health and Safety services. BATTA completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment in 2012 and a follow-up Phase II Environmental Site Assessment in early 2013. The Phase II also included a building-wide assessment of Asbestos-containing materials (ACM) and Lead-based Paint (LBP). As part of the Phase II, a Geophysical Survey (GPR) was conducted to mark out site utilities and to provide additional insight into presence of buried tanks or drums.

This location housed a warehouse that had previously been used as a storage facility for a tannery, and also an industrial lithograph printing operation for over 50 years. There were believed to be a great deal of hazardous chemicals still left over in the soil and groundwater from when the warehouse was still operational as well as unknown nature of large amounts of historical fill. A Brownfields Remediation Investigation was developed consistent with state regulations. A Proposed and Final Plan of Remedial Action were advertised along with Contaminated Materials Management Plan. After extensive investigation and planning, the remedial constuction phase was completed. Considering the proposed site usage to be residential, the planning, scope and implementation of the Investigation needed to be systematic, thorough, and exhaustive. Again, the BATTA team exceeded expectations which allowed for a seamless transition from a highly hazardous site to safe and functioning facility that will bring much-needed modern housing units to a growing urban area. The apartment building is now fully functional and ready to bring in occupants!

2840-2850 Ogletown Road (Former Communications Printers Site), Newark DE (DE-1599)

In April of 2015, BATTA completed a Brownfields Remedial Investigation for GFP Properties, LLC at 2840-2850 Ogletown Road, Newark DE.  The site is known as the Former Communications Printers and was certified as a Brownfields in late 2014.   BATTA provided comprehensive environmental consulting, testing, and reporting services for this real estate developer.  The site that GFP had purchased was the previous location of a large printing facility with suspected metallic and Poly-cyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) contaminants. Over time, many of the hazardous chemicals used in the facility had leaked, spilled, or otherwise found their way into the soil on this property.  This became the perfect location for a Brownfield investigation/ remediation project with the conceptual development plan geared towards light industrial and commercial. BATTA facilitated this Brownfield Remedial Investigation project from start to finish.  A comprehensive Conceptual Site Model (CSM) was developed using information from previous Phase I and Phase II reports.  The Delaware Environmental Navigator (DEN) was searched for surrounding site files and information.  A Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) was developed to focus the investigation on soils, groundwater and soil-gas.  BATTA facilitated a Scoping Meeting with DNREC-SIRS and the Developer.  A final CSM, SAP and Health and Safety Plan were developed to guide the site investigation.