Update Week Ending September 07, 2012

Remedial Contractor Continues Site Remediation

Systematic Excavation and Backfill Continues Beneath the Temporary Fabric Structure

Backfill delivery to the Site

On-going activities:

  • Continued systematic excavation beneath the temporary fabric structure (TFS), load out, and transportation of the material in lined, covered trucks for proper disposal.
  • Continued backfilling excavated areas of the Site with clean backfill.
  • Continued breaking the concrete slab and foundation from the one-story warehouse building and load-out of the concrete for recycling.
  • Continued stockpiling clean sand from beneath the one-story building slab and foundation for reuse as backfill on Site.
  • Continued the use of an odor suppressant misting system on the perimeter fence and TFS doors and applied odor suppressant liquid, foam, and plastic sheeting to prevent odors from leaving the Site.
  • Continued the application of water throughout the Site to prevent the formation of dust.
  • Continued maintenance of erosion and sediment controls throughout the Site.
  • Continued general housekeeping activities at the Site.
  • Continued monitoring for noise, vibration, and settlement on Site and on neighboring properties.

Backfill hauling on Site

Recently completed activities:

  • Completed backfill beneath position #4 of the TFS.
  • Relocated the TFS to position #5 northward and eastward and initiated excavation, loadout and transportation of impacted material for proper disposal.

Backfill placement TFS position 4

Future near-term activities:

  • Initiate and complete the placement of backfill beneath TFS position #5.
  • Relocate the TFS eastward to position #6 and begin excavation, loadout and transportation of impacted material for proper disposal.
  • Complete the breaking and removal of the concrete slab and foundation from the former one-story warehouse building.
  • Complete backfilling shallow excavation areas at the western areas of the Site.
  • Initiate excavation and backfilling of shallow excavation areas at the northern areas of the Site.

Excavation and loadout TFS position 5

Community Air Monitoring Plan Summary

Community air monitoring, initiated in February 2012, continues as intrusive activities are conducted by the remediation contractor at OU-2. There were no exceedances of action levels during this period.

Concrete slab loadout for recycling


Staten Island Community Board #1
One Edgewater Plaza
Room 217
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone #: (718) 981-6900
Borough President’s Office
Borough Hall
Staten Island, New York 10301
Phone #: (718) 816-2057

If you have any questions or comments about the work on the site, please use the Site Telephone Hotline at 718-982-7349.