A former manufacturing facility in Santa Barbara, California is located in a busy area of the city which was once used primarily for industrial and commercial manufacturing. Recently, this area has evolved into a popular urban district known as the “Funk Zone.” Due to its manufacturing history, this site has been an active PCE and TCE case with the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (CCRWQCB) for over 11 years.

Since the late 1990s, assessments and remedial activities have been performed at the site. Previous remediation attempts were made through limited excavation and ISCO injections using permanganate, but were unsuccessful at achieving levels for groundwater closure. The site required an aggressive approach to reach CCRWQCB cleanup goals. Environmental Consultant, Elliot Haro, chose PlumeStop colloidal activated carbon combined with HRC enhanced reductive dechlorination and BDI+ to eliminate the contaminants.

A Former Santa Barbara
Manufacturing Facility Treated Using
a Combined Remedy Approach