Update for the Week Ending May 5, 2017

Site Remediation Nears Completion
Site Restoration Underway

Deep Excavation Nears Completion:

  • Continued the application of water for dust control;
  • Continued the application of BioSolve for Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC), Particulate Matter (PM-10) [dust], and odor 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 pad and water treatment plant (WTP) component decontamination to the last remaining WTP storage tank;
  • Continued shallow excavation in the western areas of the Site;
  • Continued lining and loading trucks and shipping impacted soil to Bayshore Soil Management (BSM) for treatment and disposal:
    • 11 trucks; 1,194.74 tons shipped last week; and
    • 65,136.58 tons shipped to BSM to date.
  • Continued the import of select fill backfill to the Site;
  • Continued backfilling in the eastern shallow excavation area with select fill;
  • Continued backfilling in the deep excavation area with select fill;
  • Continued compaction of the backfill lifts;
  • Continued compaction testing of the backfill lifts;
  • Continued the decontamination of the WTP components;
  • Continued decontaminating and demobilizing equipment from the Site; and
  • Initiated Site perimeter preparation for new fencing and damaged sidewalk replacement.

Upcoming activities:

  • Complete backfilling in the deep and shallow excavation areas;
  • Complete excavation and backfilling in the western shallow excavation area;
  • Import and place topsoil;
  • Hydroseed the Site;
  • Replace damaged sidewalks along N. 12th Street, Kent Avenue, and N. 11th Street;
  • Install fencing around the 50 Kent Avenue property; and
  • Complete the demobilization of equipment from the Site and support areas along N. 12th Street.

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 15-minute Action Limit exceedances for Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC), Particulate Matter (PM-10) [dust], or odors.

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


Offloading select fill backfill on Site.


Compacting select fill backfill lifts in the western shallow excavation area.


Compaction testing select fill backfill lifts in the western shallow excavation area.


Excavating impacted soil in the western shallow excavation area.


Breaking subsurface concrete structures in the western shallow excavation area and applying water for dust control.


Installing liners in the trucks prior to entering the Site.


Loading lined trucks with impacted soil from the western shallow excavation area.


Demobilizing equipment from the Site.