Feb 15

Update February 18, 2019

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site – Week of February 18, 2019

 

NOTE: On Monday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 19, contractors working on behalf of the PSE&G site remediation group will be performing soil boring advancement and soil sample collection within the site’s internal access road that runs north-south.

Drilling will be phased to minimize disruption to PSE&G onsite operations. Field staff will help direct traffic around the work areas. Please distribute this information to all onsite staff.

 

We thank you for your continued patience.

 

 

Background

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental consultant, PS&S, are performing onsite pre-design work at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site as part of planning for the next phase of remediation, which is expected to begin in 4th Quarter 2019.

 

The work is being performed in accordance with the guidance and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and under the oversight of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) of record.

 

We will continue to post updates every other week. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please: visit our website at www.harrisonmgp.com; call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383; or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

 

General Work Description

  • Performing geotechnical borings around the proposed hydraulic barrier wall alignment.
  • Performing soft digs, as needed, prior to drilling activity.
  • Performing concrete coring, as needed, prior to drilling activity.
  • Performing work zone and perimeter air monitoring.

 

 

 

Feb 05

Update February 4, 2019

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site – February 4, 2019

 

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental consultant, PS&S, are performing onsite pre-design work at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site as part of planning for the next phase of remediation, which is expected to begin in 4th Quarter 2019.

 

The current activities began in January and will continue through March 2019. We thank you for your continued patience.

 

The work is being performed in accordance with the guidance and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and under the oversight of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) of record.

 

We will continue to post updates every other week. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please: visit our website at www.harrisonmgp.com; call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383; or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

 

Work Description

  • Performing soil boring advancement and soil sample collection east of the site’s internal access road that runs north-south. Drilling will be phased to minimize disruption to PSE&G onsite operations.
  • Performing geotechnical borings around the proposed hydraulic barrier wall alignment.
  • Performing soft digs, as needed, prior to drilling activity.
  • Performing concrete coring, as needed, prior to drilling activity.
  • Performing work zone and perimeter air monitoring.

 

 

Jan 25

Update January 21, 2019

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site – January 21, 2019

 

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental consultant, PS&S, are performing onsite pre-design work at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site as part of planning for the next phase of remediation, which is expected to begin in 4th Quarter 2019.

 

The current activities began in January and will continue through March 2019. We thank you for your continued patience.

 

The work is being performed in accordance with the guidance and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and under the oversight of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) of record.

 

We will continue to post updates every other week. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please: visit our website at www.harrisonmgp.com; call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383; or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

 

Work Description

  • Performing soil boring advancement and soil sample collection west of the site’s internal access road that runs north-south. Drilling will be phased to minimize disruption to PSE&G onsite operations.
  • Performing Geophysical Radar survey to identify possible underground utilities and obstructions that could impact drilling.
  • Performing soft digs, as needed, prior to drilling activity.
  • Performing concrete coring, as needed, prior to drilling activity.
  • Performing work zone and perimeter air monitoring.

 

 

Jan 09

Update January 10, 2019

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site – January 10, 2019

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental consultant, PS&S, are performing onsite pre-design work at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site as part of planning for the next phase of remediation, which is expected to begin in 4th Quarter 2019.

The current activities began in January and will continue through March 2019. We thank you for your continued patience.

The work is being performed in accordance with the guidance and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and under the oversight of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) of record.

We will continue to post updates every other week. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please: visit our website at www.harrisonmgp.com; call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383; or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

Work Description

  • Performing soil boring advancement and soil sample collection west of the site’s internal access road that runs north-south. Drilling will be phased to minimize disruption to PSE&G onsite operations.
  • Performed utility mark outs in current work area.
  • Performing Geophysical Radar survey to identify possible underground utilities and obstructions that could impact drilling.
  • Performing soft digs, as needed, prior to drilling activity.
  • Repairing water line.
  • Performing concrete coring, as needed, prior to drilling activity.
  • Performing work zone and perimeter air monitoring.

Nov 19

Weekly Update 11-19-18

Work to be performed: November 19-November 21, 2018

  • Paving by the southern gate entrance.
  • Demobilize remaining equipment from site.
  • Remove construction debris for proper disposal.
  • Complete onsite security.
  • Work will be completed before the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Work performed: November 12-November 16, 2018

  • Compacted, backfilled and restored site.
  • Demobilized project trailers.
  • Demobilized equipment from the site.
  • Demobilized batch plant.
  • Removed perimeter fencing.
  • Completed vibration monitoring.
  • Maintained onsite security for after hours and weekends.

Nov 12

Weekly Update 11-12-18

Work to be performed: November 12-November 16, 2018

  • Continue to compact, backfill and restore site.
  • Demobilize project trailers.
  • Decontaminate and demobilize equipment from the site.
  • Complete decontamination of batch plant.
  • Mobilize crane to site for batch plant demobilization.
  • Remove perimeter fencing.
  • Complete vibration monitoring.
  • Maintain onsite security for after hours and weekends.

 

Work performed: November 5-November 9, 2018

  • Demobilized offsite trailer used by laboratory personnel.
  • Continued to remove materials for proper disposal.
  • Completed dewatering activities and the groundwater treatment system. The treated water was discharged to PVSC.
  • Prepared and demobilized groundwater treatment system.
  • Continued vibration monitoring.
  • Completed air monitoring.
  • Maintained onsite security for after hours and weekends.

Nov 12

Weekly Update 11-5-18

Work to be performed: November 5-November 9, 2018

  • Continue to remove materials and transport them for proper disposal.
  • Continue to import clean backfill and restore areas where ISS work has been completed.
  • Begin decontamination of equipment and demobilization.
  • Begin preparation of batch plant for demobilization.
  • Continue vibration monitoring.
  • Conduct continuous air monitoring while soil disturbance activities are underway.
  • Maintain onsite security for after hours and weekends.
  • The offsite trailer for use by laboratory personnel will be prepared for demobilization.
  • Parking spaces immediately adjacent to the project site are closed off for the duration of the project.

 

Work performed: October 29-November 2, 2018

  • Completed excavation and ISS treatment of soils.
  • Continued to receive deliveries of materials.
  • Continued to remove materials for proper disposal.
  • Completed dewatering activities and the groundwater treatment system. The treated water was discharged to PVSC.
  • Completed efforts to mitigate odors naturally associated with MGP materials, including foaming, running a permanent odor-neutralizing perimeter drip system, use of BioSolve Pinkwater as an additional vapor suppression product and conducting daily odor assessment patrols.
  • Prepared and demobilized groundwater treatment system.
  • Completed water misting to reduce dust.
  • Continued vibration monitoring.
  • Conducted continuous air monitoring while soil disturbance activities were underway.

Oct 29

Weekly Update 10-29-18

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Panther Technologies, Inc., are nearing the end of their activities related to the current remediation phase of the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site.  This work began mid-January 2018 and is expected to be completed late November 2018. Work hours are extended to until approximately 5 p.m. for the duration of the project.

We thank you for your continued patience.

The work is being performed in accordance with the guidance and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and under the oversight of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) of record. PSE&G is also working in close coordination with the Town of Harrison.

If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please: visit our website at www.harrisonmgp.com; call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383; or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

Work to be performed: October 29-November 2, 2018

  • Continue to receive deliveries of materials.
  • Continue ISS treatment of soils.
  • Continue to remove materials and transport them for proper disposal.
  • Continue to import clean backfill and restore areas where ISS work has been completed.
  • Continue to perform localized construction dewatering activities and operate the groundwater treatment system. The treated water is discharged to PVSC.
  • Continue efforts to mitigate odors naturally associated with MGP materials, including foaming, running a permanent odor-neutralizing perimeter drip system, use of BioSolve Pinkwater as an additional vapor suppression product and daily odor assessment patrols two times a day.
  • Continue water misting to reduce dust.
  • Continue vibration monitoring.
  • Conduct continuous air monitoring while soil disturbance activities are underway.
  • Maintain onsite security for after hours and weekends.
  • Offsite trailer is available for use by laboratory personnel, as they deem necessary.
  • Parking spaces immediately adjacent to the project site are closed off for the duration of the project.

Work performed: October 22-October 26, 2018

  • Continued excavation and ISS treatment.
  • Continued to receive deliveries of materials.
  • Continued to remove materials for proper disposal.
  • Continued to perform localized construction dewatering activities and operate the groundwater treatment system. The treated water is discharged to PVSC.
  • Continued efforts to mitigate odors naturally associated with MGP materials, including foaming, running a permanent odor-neutralizing perimeter drip system, use of BioSolve Pinkwater as an additional vapor suppression product and conducting daily odor assessment patrols.
  • Continued water misting to reduce dust.
  • Continued vibration monitoring.
  • Conducted continuous air monitoring while soil disturbance activities were underway.
  • Maintained onsite security for after hours and weekends.

Community Outreach 

  • Distributed 40th weekly update to PSE&G managers for broader distribution and Harrison elected and health officials.
  • Posted weekly update and photos on Harrison MGP project website: www.harrisonmgp.com.

Oct 23

Weekly Update 10-22-18

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Panther Technologies, Inc., are currently conducting activities related to the remediation of the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site. This work began mid-January 2018 and is expected to take approximately 10 months to complete. It is being performed in accordance with the guidance and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and under the oversight of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) of record. PSE&G is also working in close coordination with the Town of Harrison.

If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please: visit our website at www.harrisonmgp.com; call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383; or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

NOTICE:  Excavation is underway in an area with a high probability for odors, due to its proximity to where the former gas plant’s tar tanks were located. This work will continue for another 2-3 weeks.

Odors associated with some of the constituents can be detected by people at levels that are well below what would be considered a health concern and often below what can be detected by an air monitoring instrument. Site personnel will continue to monitor odors closely and are aggressively working to mitigate odors to the greatest extent possible using vapor suppressant foams and BioSolve Pinkwater.

We thank you for your patience.

Work to be performed: October 22-October 26, 2018

  • Excavation is underway in an area with a high probability for odors, due to its proximity to where the former gas plant’s tar tanks were located. Site personnel will continue to monitor odors closely and will apply odor suppressants as needed.
  • Work hours are extended to until approximately 5 pm. for the duration of the project, in an effort to complete the excavation as quickly as possible.
  • Parking spaces immediately adjacent to the project site are closed off for the duration of the project.
  • Continue to receive deliveries of materials.
  • Continue ISS treatment of soils.
  • Continue to remove materials and transport them for proper disposal.
  • Continue to import clean backfill and restore areas where ISS work has been completed.
  • Continue to perform localized construction dewatering activities and operate the groundwater treatment system. The treated water is discharged to PVSC.
  • Continue efforts to mitigate odors naturally associated with MGP materials, including foaming, running a permanent odor-neutralizing perimeter drip system, and increasing daily odor assessment patrols to three times a day.
  • Continue use of BioSolve Pinkwater as an additional vapor suppression product.
  • Continue water misting to reduce dust.
  • Continue vibration monitoring.
  • Conduct continuous air monitoring while soil disturbance activities are underway.
  • Maintain onsite security for after hours and weekends.
  • Offsite trailer is available for use by laboratory personnel, as they deem necessary.

Work performed: October 15-October 19, 2018

  • Continued ISS treatment.
  • Continued temporary barrier to close off parking spaces immediately adjacent to the project site.
  • Continued to receive deliveries of materials.
  • Continued to break up underground foundations and structures, and remove materials for proper disposal.
  • Continued to perform localized construction dewatering activities and operate the groundwater treatment system. The treated water is discharged to PVSC.
  • Continued efforts to mitigate odors naturally associated with MGP materials, including foaming, running a permanent odor-neutralizing perimeter drip system, and conducting daily odor assessment patrols.
  • Continued water misting to reduce dust.
  • Continued vibration monitoring.
  • Conducted continuous air monitoring while soil disturbance activities were underway.
  • Maintained onsite security for after hours and weekends.

Community Outreach 

  • Distributed 39th weekly update to PSE&G managers for broader distribution and Harrison elected and health officials.
  • Posted weekly update and photos on Harrison MGP project website: www.harrisonmgp.com.

Oct 15

Weekly Update 10-15-18

Work to be performed: October 15-October 19, 2018

  • Excavation is planned in an area with a high probability for odors, due to its proximity to where the former gas plant’s tar tanks were located. Site personnel will continue to monitor odors closely and will apply odor suppressants as needed.
  • The work site will extend work hours for the duration of the project until approximately 5 pm.
  • Orange cones and “No Parking” signs are in place to establish a temporary barrier to close off parking spaces immediately adjacent to the project site.
  • Continue to receive deliveries of materials.
  • Continue ISS treatment of soils.
  • Continue to remove materials and transport them for proper disposal.
  • Continue to import clean backfill and restore areas where ISS work has been completed.
  • Continue to perform localized construction dewatering activities and operate the groundwater treatment system. The treated water is discharged to PVSC.
  • Continue efforts to mitigate odors naturally associated with MGP materials, including foaming, running a permanent odor-neutralizing perimeter drip system, and conducting twice daily odor assessment patrols.
  • Continue use of BioSolve Pinkwater as an additional vapor suppression product.
  • Continue water misting to reduce dust.
  • Continue vibration monitoring.
  • Conduct continuous air monitoring while soil disturbance activities are underway.
  • Maintain onsite security for after hours and weekends.
  • Offsite trailer is available for use by laboratory personnel, as they deem necessary.

 

Work performed: October 8-October 12, 2018

  • Continued ISS treatment.
  • Continued temporary barrier to close off parking spaces immediately adjacent to the project site.
  • Continued to receive deliveries of materials.
  • Continued to break up underground foundations and structures, and remove materials for proper disposal.
  • Continued to perform localized construction dewatering activities and operate the groundwater treatment system. The treated water is discharged to PVSC.
  • Continued efforts to mitigate odors naturally associated with MGP materials, including foaming, running a permanent odor-neutralizing perimeter drip system, and conducting daily odor assessment patrols.
  • Continued water misting to reduce dust.
  • Continued vibration monitoring.
  • Conducted continuous air monitoring while soil disturbance activities were underway.
  • Maintained onsite security for after hours and weekends.

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