FSE has provided emergency response services for over twelve MBTA facilities including multiple bus garages, bus yards, roadway spills, and a power plant. The incidents requiring response include ruptured hydraulic lines, punctured fuel tanks, leaking underground storage tanks (USTs), and failed UST tightness testing. For each site, remediation activities were conducted to bring the sites into compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
During remediation activities, FSE has worked in conjunction with the cleanup contractor. Closure documents, including Response Action Outcome (RAO) Statements and Immediate Response Action (IRA) Completion Statements, were completed for the representative sites. The project costs have ranged between $3,000 and $15,000.
Immediate Response Actions at Lynn Bus Garage
For a spill response at a major bus garage in Lynn, FSE provided Immediate Response Actions (IRA) and environmental assessment services for an oil/hazardous material release. The release originated from two 10,000 gallon diesel fuel underground storage tanks and their associated lines. All remedial activities at the bus garage were conducted without interrupting garage operation.
An Immediate Response Action (IRA) Completion Statement was prepared for the site along with the related Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup forms for submission to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
Release Abatement Measures at South Boston Power Plant
During UST installation at the MBTA power plant, soil and groundwater contamination was encountered. Over 20,000 gallons of contaminated water and 53 tons of contaminated soil were removed from the site. A Release Abatement Measure (RAM) Plan and a Release Abatement Measure Completion Report were prepared and submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.