Reading School District & St. Joseph Medical Center
SSM performed a comprehensive environmental audit of the St. Joseph Medical Center complex, Citadel Campus, which consisted of five buildings ranging in size from two to six stories. This audit was conducted while the facility was in operation and included Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, an asbestos survey, a lead survey, a mold survey, and a hazardous materials inventory. This work was completed as part of a pending property transaction and site reuse.
Four underground storage tanks were removed as part of the project; two of which required active soil remediation. The site has been remediated to residential standards and attainment of these standards has been demonstrated. This will result in the relief of environmental liability for St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading School District, and all future owners of the property.
In addition, SSM industrial hygienists also conducted a PCB investigation, mercury investigation, ozone depleting chemical investigation, and a search for radioactive materials that might have remained in the hospital.