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Former Mystic Oral School for the Deaf

Groton, Connecticut

Services: Investigation, Hazardous Building Materials, Underground Storage Tanks, Above-Ground Storage Tanks
Client Served: Government, Education/Healthcare


In 2011, the State of Connecticut identified the former Mystic Oral School for the Deaf as surplus property and identified this property, the first of five such surplus properties, to be sold once the property has been assessed and cleaned-up. Accordingly, the State awarded Loureiro to perform a Hazardous Building Materials Assessment and Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments of the former school property. Funding for the Phase II activities were made available through a state grant and An Act Promoting Economic Growth and Job Creation in the State (Public Act No. 11-1).

Loureiro performed the Hazardous Building Materials Assessment of the seven main buildings and associated outbuildings that encompass 240,000 square feet. This assessment included sampling and analysis of a polyurethane gymnasium flooring system found to contain elevated levels of mercury. This assessment also included sampling and analysis of other building materials for asbestos.

Loureiro also performed Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments of the former school property, the developed portion of which encompasses over 40 acres. The Phase I assessment included a review of records maintained at the school that document the history of the property back to the 1780s. The Phase I assessment resulted in the finding of 17 areas of concern at the property. The Phase II assessment included the assessment of fill placed at the property. This assessment also included the assessment of underground storage tank systems, above-ground storage tanks, and a former internal combustion engine laboratory.

Highlights

  • Assessment of Polyurethane Gymnasium Flooring System Containing Heavy Metals
  • Hazardous Building Materials Assessment
  • Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments