Monday, March 7, 2016

Koppers Site

For those keeping up with what is going on at the old Koppers wood treating site, there apparrently has been little movement on the Bright Fields project. Here is the latest report on the cleanup:

Status Report – February 2016 Former Koppers Wood-Treating Site Carbondale, Illinois Page: 2/2 Items Performed/Completed Since Previous Report:
• During the week of February 1, 2016, FTS conducted the first 2016 semiannual RCRA groundwater monitoring event (reflecting the recently revised/approved GMP). •

On February 12, 2016, Arcadis submitted to USEPA a Groundwater Monitoring Network Modifications Report, which summarized groundwater monitoring network modifications completed at the Site, and presented the analytical results for soil samples collected during drilling for certain of the new monitoring wells along the southern property boundary of the Site. USEPA issued a letter approving the report on February 18, 2016. •

 On February 26, 2016, FTS submitted to USEPA the 2015 Annual RCRA Groundwater Monitoring Report. • Beazer, USEPA and others participated in a corrective action coordination conference call on February 18, 2016.
• Beazer continued post-construction OMM activities (e.g., DNAPL thickness measurements/removal, CAMU leachate monitoring/removal, Site inspections, etc.). DNAPL removal volumes are summarized as follows: RW-23 South Trench Sump North Trench Sump February 2016 Total (gal): 48 99 0 Cumulative Total (gal): 8,046 19,503 655

 Items Anticipated to be Performed/Completed over the Next One to Two Months:
• Beazer, USEPA and others will continue to participate in corrective action coordination conference calls, including specific calls to discuss the ecological risk-based remedy, the sediment MNR scope of work/fish consumption advisory, and institutional controls.
• Beazer will propose an approach for evaluating trends in visual observations that could be used to assess the proposed probing/reconnaissance portion of the MNR program.

Items Anticipated to be Performed/Completed over the Next Two to Six Months
: • Beazer will continue to advance proposed future Site uses, including conservation land use and commercial solar energy.
• USEPA will conduct a public meeting in Carbondale. Items that May Cause Delay in Implementing Future Activities 

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