One Hour Martinizing DC320013 (Formerly BB&T Durham)

The “One Hour Martinizing” dry cleaning solvent contamination site was certified into the N.C. Dry-Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Act (DSCA) Program in October of 2006. Site assessment activities showed contamination in soil, groundwater and indoor air. High levels of perchloroethylene were observed during indoor air sampling of the church building on the property in May of 2009, and the building was condemned by City of Durham that same month. The building was demolished in accordance with an “Interim Risk Management Plan” in 2011. With the building removed, soil and groundwater on the property was remediated as outlined in the 2012 “Remedial Action Plan” to prevent the ongoing spread of contamination and impacts to surrounding properties. The remediation involved the excavation of 3,850 tons of contaminated soil (June – Sept. of 2012) and the injection of groundwater remediation agents in January of 2014 and July of 2015. Additionally, indoor air mitigation systems and were installed at two nearby residences and a church, which were impacted by the contamination site.