Project Overview

Work Progress and Anticipated Work for Week of 11/30/20

The sitewide remediation focuses on addressing the remaining impacts to soils, which may also result in positive impacts to groundwater. PSE&G is conducting this work to fulfill its obligations to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in accordance with the rules and regulations of the state and to ensure the property’s continued beneficial use.

There are no plans currently in place for the property’s future use.

Based on the successful results of the 2018 Pilot Study, sitewide remediation includes soil removal, treatment of deeper soils in place and containment of impacted soils along the existing Meter and Regulating (M&R) Station. The  work will remove and truck offsite approximately 360,000 tons of soil and debris from the top 7-10 feet or so of the target areas, as well as the remnants of the former plant’s infrastructure found within those areas.

Deeper impacted soils are being treated in place through a process called In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS), which involves mixing impacted soils in place, below ground, with stabilizing agents such as Portland cement and blast furnace slag. Impacted soils in the vicinity of the active M&R Station and its infrastructure will remain in place but contained through installation of below ground slurry walls.

Phase 1: July 2020 – July 2021
Work focuses on open areas outside of existing buildings and the active M&R station and infrastructure.

Phase 2: May 2021 – Dec 2022
Buildings targeted for demolition will be removed and the remaining remedial work will be completed. Several of the utilities servicing the M&R station will be cut and capped and new lines will be installed and connected within a clean utility corridor.