Update for the Week Ending August 26, 2016

Site Remediation Continues

On-going activities:

  • Continued the application of water, odor-suppressant foam, and BioSolve for odor and dust control;
  • Maintained erosion and sediment (E&S) controls (Installed waddles - wood chip and straw filled fabric tubes - around the Site perimeter to prevent silt and sediment from leaving the Site and covered all stockpiles);
  • Continued pumping from the decontamination pads, excavated areas, sumps and dewatering wells to the water treatment plant (WTP);
  • Continued operation of the WTP and discharge to the sewer;
  • Continued the deep excavation within the support of excavation (SOE) wall under the temporary containment building (TCB); and
  • Continued lining and loading trucks and shipping impacted soil to Bayshore Soil Management for treatment and disposal:
    • 166 trucks; 4,315.06 tons shipped last week; and
    • 14,977.74 tons shipped to date.

Upcoming activities:

  • Initiate the installation of tie-backs through the SOE sheet pile sheet pile wall for external bracing.

Community Air Monitoring Plan Summary

Community air monitoring, initiated on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, continues as intrusive (ground disturbance) activities are conducted.

There were no fifteen-minute Action Limit exceedances for Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs), Particulate Matter (PM-10) [dust], or odors during this reporting period.

If you have any questions or comments about the work on the Site, please use the Williamsburg MGP Telephone Hotline at (718) 403-3053.

Photos of Activity


Installing liners in the trucks prior to entering the Site.


Lined trucks entering the TCB to be loaded with impacted soils.


Loading lined trucks from the excavation at the north end of the TCB.


Excavating within the SOE sheet pile wall in the TCB.


Excavating and stockpiling impacted soils in the TCB.


Breaking concrete structures in the excavation.


Applying foam to the excavated material for VOC and odor control in the TCB.


Loading lined trucks with impacted soils in the TCB.


Pressure washing the lined and loaded trucks at the decontamination pad prior to leaving the Site.