Grocery Store Chain Due Diligence
The Reynolds Group was contracted by a large grocery store chain to perform a Phase I ESA at a retail center in La Mirada, California, to determine if any environmental issues were present at the property prior to purchasing. During the investigation, TRG determined that a dry cleaner operated adjoining east of the Property for more than 40 years and confirmed that PCE had been used in historical operations at the dry cleaner. Based on that information, the Client chose to implement TRG’s recommendation of performing a Phase II subsurface investigation to determine if chlorinated solvents from the dry cleaner had migrated to the subject Property. Results of TRG’s soil vapor survey indicated PCE in the Property’s subsurface at concentrations exceeding CHHSLs. It is unknown by TRG if the Client opted to purchase the property or not.