Background

manufactured gas plant

The 19th & early 20th centuries were the height of the period when Manufactured Gas Plants (MGPs) were producing gas to light cities around the United States until the 1950s. The plants were located near the point of use, close to a water source required for the gas production. Manufactured gas was produced locally from coal, coal/oil mixtures, or from petroleum, giving rise to a range of residual materials. With the advent of electricity and other sources of gas, many sites were leveled and re-developed leaving potentially harmful by-products in place. Today, legacy MGP sites are often surrounded by parks, residential housing and/or industry. Most MGP structures and equipment were dismantled decades ago, but the legacy environmental issues associated with coal tar and other byproducts may remain. A century later, utilities still face billions in potential liabilities from obsolete manufactured gas plants

Site Testing Services

MGP site projects can be both complex and challenging to investigate and clean up, requiring a broad range of specialized environmental testing services. Pace® Analytical has the testing tools to meet all your needs for MGP site investigation and remediation.

Analytical lab support for:

  • Groundwater Monitoring
  • Soil Characterization
  • Perimeter Air Monitoring
  • Vapor Intrusion Investigations
  • MGP Site-Specific Contaminants

Laboratory Solutions

  • Alkylated PAHs
  • VOCs
  • SVOCs
  • TO-15, TO-13A
  • Heavy Metals
  • Cyanide
  • Sulfur
  • Black Carbon

Pace® Analytical Services Advantages

With 30 years of experience working on MGP and PCB remediation projects with consultants and our utility company clients, we’re able to provide efficient and cost-effective solutions. Our MGP Remediation Support Team will help you analyze and prioritize your project needs, develop a plan that’s tailored to your company and then implement the plan using a schedule that works best for you and accommodates your time-critical deadlines. Best of all, you’ll have a corporate-level partner who will ensure that the process is efficient and hassle-free – from start to finish.

  • Sole source for complete analyses associated with:
  • MGP Remediation projects – providing quick, efficient results
  • Perimeter air monitoring or vapor intrusion investigations
  • Low-level capabilities for PAHs; VOCs for air, soil and water
  • Site specific contaminants
  • PacePort®: Online data access and report management
  • RUSH capacity

MGP Remediation Projects

Pace® Analytical Services and GEI Develop a Unique Air Monitoring Strategy that saved client 65% on the air portion of the laboratory overhead
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