Case Study
US Army Badger Ammunition Plant

Under this contract, we executed comprehensive support for a large, Restoration, Conservation, and Recovery Act (RCRA) – and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) – complaint Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS). These services included initial site investigations, design services, landfill construction, long-term operation and maintenance (O&M), and closure. Our efforts supported full site closure and transfer of the property from the Army to other federal agencies.

The SpecPro Group self-performed environmental remediation and restoration activities on 7,500 acres of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant (BAAP) site in Baraboo, Wisc., as part of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). This included the demolition and remediation of over 2000 structures totaling 1.7 million sq. ft, which were heavily contaminated from explosive and propellant manufacturing, as well as acid production, solvent rectification, waste treatment, and other industrial support processes.

As part of these restoration activities, we designed and implemented a large scale groundwater investigation program which included RCRA Facility Assessment/Investigation (RFA/RFI) through Decision Document (DD) development and implementation. We also performed long-term remedial action operations and maintenance (O&M) of the on-site Groundwater Treatment Plant (GTP) for seven years and successfully transferred the site to the Bluffview Sanitary District in 2011.

  • Executed 658 task orders including preliminary assessments, soil investigations, and the demolition/decontamination/restoration of more than 2,000 hazardous structures on 7,500 acres
  • Saved the Army more than $400,000 in regulatory fees
  • Returned $13 million to the Army by decontaminating and selling steel and equipment from structures
  • Remediated >6.5 million sq. ft. of asbestos-containing material (ACM) and 16,000 sq. ft. of lead sheeting
  • Physically decontaminated millions of tons of material using a propane-fired incinerator oven
  • Developed an in situ method of stabilizing soils to immobilize lead and other heavy metals prior to their transfer into the on-site landfill
  • Pumped, treated and returned 1.1 billion gallons of ground water per year
  • Completed accelerated permitting of a 14-acre landfill expansion in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements
  • Designed, constructed and maintained seven caps and covers at remediated sites
  • Stood up, staffed and operated an on-site ELAP and ISO 17025:2005-accredited analytical laboratory
  • Designed, constructed and operated RCRA/compliant landfill. Constructed cover systems and HDPE geomembrane liner with a leachate collection system, and long-term groundwater monitoring
  • Logged more than 2 million hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI)