Former Detroit Coke and Tar Properties have a 100-year history as part of the epicenter of the industrial revolution in Detroit. Dozens of industries operated in this area from the late 1800’s including coking plants, iron and steel mills, and coal tar refining/manufacturing. For over a decade, Honeywell has maintained a groundwater pump and treat system at this site to manage groundwater impacts from the former Detroit Coke and Tar Facilities.
Health & Environmental Risks
PAH/BTEX and degradation byproducts present in soil and groundwater across the site
Hydraulic connectivity between land and water impacted invertebrate species living on the riverbed as well as fish and wildlife
Seal Sheet Pile interlocks to eliminate groundwater connectivity between the site and the river, perform Groundwater Treatment System improvements
Establish a temporary water treatment system – Collect, Treat, and Discharge almost 10 million gallons of water throughout the project duration
Eliminate Connectivity between Groundwater onsite and the adjacent river water
Restoration included gravel, pavement, and rip rap installation for outlet slope protection