Sep 17

Weekly Update September 20, 2021

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 9/20/21

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid-2022. 

These updates are being issued weekly throughout the duration of the project to provide a review of key activities performed at the site over the past week as well as a look ahead to the next week’s anticipated activities. They are also posted to the project website: www.HarrisonMGP.com where more information about the project scope and history can be found. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383 or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

NOTES:

  • Saturday Work–On Saturday, September 18, dewatering of work areas through pumping will continue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gas department also will work inside and around the onsite M&R Station. No soil intrusive work is planned.
  • North Gate – All access to the PSE&G Harrison Site is through the North Gate. Onsite signs will direct vehicles to the M&R Station, Appliance Service Building and construction areas.

Anticipated Work for the Week of September 20 – September 24

Remediation Activities – (See Figure 1 below and on the website)

  • Continue onsite water pumping and treatment from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. This will continue through Friday, September 24.
  • Continue to pre-clear Phase 2 areas 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 4B for In Situ Stabilization (ISS) work. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue ISS work in area 2B. 
  • Continue to backfill and compact clean fill in completed areas with intermittent use of vibratory rollers.
  • Perform soft dig to locate underground utilities and cut and cap unused utilities.
  • Transport excavated soil and concrete by trucks for disposal or recycling at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water is discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintain temporary fencing around active work areas.
  • Import materials for construction, and soils for backfilling and capping.
  • Continue installation of the replacement gas mains. 

Continue Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Apply dust suppression and odor controls, as needed, during remediation activities. 
  • Continue vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continue to perform perimeter air monitoring. 
  • Maintain site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NOTE:  Odors associated with some constituents can often be detected 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. The MGP project continues to:

  • Apply vapor mitigation sprays in the excavation area.
  • Apply odor suppressing foams in the excavation area and in the trucks while being loaded.
    • Short-term odor suppressing foam is white in color when applied. 
    • Long-term odor suppressing foam is black in color when applied and dries to a dark gray or black color with a shiny appearance. 
  • Use odor suppressing foams more frequently and in greater amounts.
  • Cover project soil piles with plastic when work is completed.
  • Perform daily odor assessment walks around the MGP remediation work areas to determine if and at what levels odors may be detected beyond the work area fence line. 

Other control measures, including water mist and sand, will be used as needed to control potential dust and odors during excavation and non-work periods, including evenings and weekends. The MGP project performs continuous air monitoring during working hours around the site. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Demolition

  • Continue to remove demolition material from the former storeroom to a licensed facility.

Work Completed September 13 – September 17 

Remediation Activities

  • Managed and treated onsite stormwater from recent thunderstorms.  This work was performed in accordance with the project’s permits.
  • Backfilled and compacted clean fill in completed areas.
  • Cut and capped two onsite gas pipelines and prepared them for removal. 
  • Continued to pre-clear Phase 2 areas 3A and 4B for ISS work.
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintained temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Applied dust suppression and odor controls during pre-trenching and clearing activities. 
  • Continued vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continued to perform perimeter air monitoring when soil disturbance work was in progress. 
  • Maintained site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Demolition

  • Continued to remove material from the former storeroom to a licensed facility. 

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 59th weekly update email to representatives of the Town of Harrison, Hudson County Regional Health Commission, and property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts apartment complexes, as well as the owners of Joia Restaurant and officials of Amtrak.
  • Issued email to property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts apartment complexes to update them on the onsite water pumping schedule. 

The PSE&G remediation project team is committed to: conducting work safely on the job site; minimizing impacts from the project to those outside of the project area; keeping PSE&G non-project personnel, the local community, elected officials, and all interested parties informed of our progress; and enhancing the property’s continued productive use. The team will follow the guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as applicable, for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment. PSE&G personnel and contractors are required to participate in social distancing and wear appropriate gloves and face coverings during all work activities

All 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. 

FIGURE 1 – Status of Phase 2: Pre-Clearing, Excavation, ISS Stages

Sep 10

Weekly Update September 13, 2021

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 9/13/21

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid-2022. 

These updates are being issued weekly throughout the duration of the project to provide a review of key activities performed at the site over the past week as well as a look ahead to the next week’s anticipated activities. They are also posted to the project website: www.HarrisonMGP.com where more information about the project scope and history can be found. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383 or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

NOTES:

  • Saturday Work – The gas department will work Saturday, September 11, 2021 within the gated onsite M&R Station. No soil intrusive work is planned.
  • North Gate – All access to the PSE&G Harrison Site is through the North Gate. Onsite signs will direct vehicles to the M&R Station, Appliance Service Building and construction areas.

Anticipated Work for the Week of September 13 – September 17

Remediation Activities – (See Figure 1 below and on the website)

  • Continue to pre-clear Phase 2 area 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 4B for In Situ Stabilization (ISS) work and within a utility corridor. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue ISS work in areas 1A and 2B. 
  • Continue to backfill and compact clean fill in completed areas with intermittent use of vibratory rollers.
  • Perform soft dig to locate underground utilities and cut and cap unused utilities.
  • Transport excavated soil and concrete by trucks for disposal or recycling at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water is discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintain temporary fencing around active work areas.
  • Commence installation of the replacement gas mains. 

Continue Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Apply dust suppression and odor controls, as needed, during remediation activities. 
  • Continue vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continue to perform perimeter air monitoring. 
  • Maintain site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NOTE:  Odors associated with some constituents can often be detected 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. The MGP project continues to:

  • Apply vapor mitigation sprays in the excavation area.
  • Apply odor suppressing foams in the excavation area and in the trucks while being loaded.
    • Short-term odor suppressing foam is white in color when applied. 
    • Long-term odor suppressing foam is black in color when applied and dries to a dark gray or black color with a shiny appearance. 
  • Use odor suppressing foams more frequently and in greater amounts.
  • Cover project soil piles with plastic when work is completed.
  • Perform daily odor assessment walks around the MGP remediation work areas to determine if and at what levels odors may be detected beyond the work area fence line. 

Other control measures, including water mist and sand, will be used as needed to control potential dust and odors during excavation and non-work periods, including evenings and weekends. The MGP project performs continuous air monitoring during working hours around the site. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Demolition

  • Continue to remove material from the former storeroom to a licensed facility.
  • Demolition of the M&R office building may begin.

Work Completed September 7 – September 10 

Remediation Activitie

  • Managed and treated onsite stormwater from Tropical Storm Ida.  This work was performed 24 hours a day in accordance with the project’s permits. 
  • Backfilled and compacted clean fill in completed areas.
  • Continued ISS work in area 1A. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintained temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Applied dust suppression and odor controls during pre-trenching and clearing activities. 
  • Continued vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continued to perform perimeter air monitoring when soil disturbance work was in progress. 
  • Maintained site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Demolition

  • Completed demolition of the storeroom and removal of material to a licensed facility.

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 58th weekly update email to representatives of the Town of Harrison, Hudson County Regional Health Commission, and property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts apartment complexes, as well as the owners of Joia Restaurant and officials of Amtrak.
  • Notified Town of Harrison officials, and Harrison police and fire officials as a courtesy in advance of a Sept. 9thnatural gas release necessary to cut and cap a pipeline. 

The PSE&G remediation project team is committed to: conducting work safely on the job site; minimizing impacts from the project to those outside of the project area; keeping PSE&G non-project personnel, the local community, elected officials, and all interested parties informed of our progress; and enhancing the property’s continued productive use. The team will follow the guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as applicable, for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment. PSE&G personnel and contractors are required to participate in social distancing and wear appropriate gloves and face coverings during all work activities

All 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. 

FIGURE 1 – Status of Phase 2: Pre-Clearing, Excavation, ISS Stages

Sep 03

Weekly Update September 6, 2021

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 9/6/21

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid-2022. 

These updates are being issued weekly throughout the duration of the project to provide a review of key activities performed at the site over the past week as well as a look ahead to the next week’s anticipated activities. They are also posted to the project website: www.HarrisonMGP.com where more information about the project scope and history can be found. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383 or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

NOTES:

  • Stormwater – The rain and flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida require PSE&G’s environmental contractor to pump and treat onsite water 24 hours a day at least through the morning of Saturday, September 11, 2021. This work will require onsite electric generators, which are enclosed to dampen sound, to run 24 hours a day. The limited work area will be lit by temporary light towers to ensure safe working conditions for a three-person crew.
  • Holiday Weekend – Except for stormwater pumping, the remediation project will be closed September 4-6, 2021 for the Labor Day Holiday weekend. The project site will be secured for the weekend and long-term foam will be applied to areas under remediation. Work will resume Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
  • North Gate – All access to the PSE&G Harrison Site is through the North Gate. Onsite signs will direct vehicles to the M&R Station, Appliance Service Building and construction areas.

Anticipated Work for the Week of September 7 – September 10

Remediation Activities – (See Figure 1 below and on the website)

  • Continue pumping to remove onsite stormwater. This work will be performed 24 hours a day in accordance with the project’s permits. 
  • Continue to pre-clear Phase 2 area 1B, 2A, 2B, and 4B for In Situ Stabilization (ISS) work and within a utility corridor. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue ISS work in areas 1A and 2B. 
  • Continue to backfill and compact clean fill in completed areas with intermittent use of vibratory rollers.
  • Perform soft dig to locate underground utilities and cut and cap unused utilities.
  • Transport excavated soil and concrete by trucks for disposal or recycling at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water is discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintain temporary fencing around active work areas.
  • Commence installation of the replacement gas mains. 

Continue Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Apply dust suppression and odor controls, as needed, during remediation activities. 
  • Continue vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continue to perform perimeter air monitoring. 
  • Maintain site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NOTE:  Odors associated with some constituents can often be detected 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. The MGP project continues to:

  • Apply vapor mitigation sprays in the excavation area.
  • Apply odor suppressing foams in the excavation area and in the trucks while being loaded.
    • Short-term odor suppressing foam is white in color when applied. 
    • Long-term odor suppressing foam is black in color when applied and dries to a dark gray or black color with a shiny appearance. 
  • Use odor suppressing foams more frequently and in greater amounts.
  • Cover project soil piles with plastic when work is completed.
  • Perform daily odor assessment walks around the MGP remediation work areas to determine if and at what levels odors may be detected beyond the work area fence line. 

Other control measures, including water mist and sand, will be used as needed to control potential dust and odors during excavation and non-work periods, including evenings and weekends. The MGP project performs continuous air monitoring during working hours around the site. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Demolition

  • Demolition of the storeroom may begin.

Work Completed August 30 – September 3 

Remediation Activities

  • Managed and treated onsite stormwater from Tropical Storm Ida.  This work was performed 24 hours a day in accordance with the project’s permits. 
  • Backfilled and compacted clean fill in completed areas.
  • Continued ISS work in area 2B. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintained temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Applied dust suppression and odor controls during pre-trenching and clearing activities. 
  • Continued vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continued to perform perimeter air monitoring when soil disturbance work was in progress. 
  • Maintained site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Demolition

  • Demolition of the machine shop and removal of material to a licensed facility.

Community Outreach 

  • Provided notice to apartment managers of Vermella, Steel Works and Cobalt Lofts of 24-hour dewatering due to Tropical Storm Ida.
  • Issued 57th weekly update email to representatives of the Town of Harrison, Hudson County Regional Health Commission, and property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts apartment complexes, as well as the owners of Joia Restaurant and officials of Amtrak.

The PSE&G remediation project team is committed to: conducting work safely on the job site; minimizing impacts from the project to those outside of the project area; keeping PSE&G non-project personnel, the local community, elected officials, and all interested parties informed of our progress; and enhancing the property’s continued productive use. The team will follow the guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as applicable, for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment. PSE&G personnel and contractors are required to participate in social distancing and wear appropriate gloves and face coverings during all work activities

All 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. 

FIGURE 1 – Status of Phase 2: Pre-Clearing, Excavation, ISS Stages

Aug 27

Weekly Update August 30, 2021

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 8/30/21

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid-2022. 

These updates are being issued weekly throughout the duration of the project to provide a review of key activities performed at the site over the past week as well as a look ahead to the next week’s anticipated activities. They are also posted to the project website: www.HarrisonMGP.com where more information about the project scope and history can be found. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383 or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

NOTES:

  • Saturday Work – Work on the utility corridor will involve soil invasive work on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Air and vibration monitoring will be performed. Dewatering of the site also will be performed. Work will end by 3 pm. 
  • Appliance Services Building – Pre-trenching and clearing will continue for the portion of the utility corridor adjacent to the Appliance Services Building. See Figure 2 below.
  • North Gate – All access to the PSE&G Harrison Site is through the North Gate. Onsite signs will direct vehicles to the M&R Station, Appliance Service Building and construction areas.

Anticipated Work for the Week of August 30 – September 3

Remediation Activities – (See Figure 1 below and on the website)

  • Continue to pre-clear Phase 2 area 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 4B for In Situ Stabilization (ISS) work and within a utility corridor. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue ISS work in areas 1A and 2B. 
  • Continue to backfill and compact clean fill in completed areas with intermittent use of vibratory rollers.
  • Perform soft dig to locate underground utilities and cut and cap unused utilities.
  • Transport excavated soil and concrete by trucks for disposal or recycling at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water is discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintain temporary fencing around active work areas.
  • Commence installation of the replacement gas mains. 

Continue Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Apply dust suppression and odor controls, as needed, during remediation activities. 
  • Continue vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continue to perform perimeter air monitoring.
  • Maintain site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NOTE:  Odors associated with some constituents can often be detected 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. The MGP project continues to:

  • Apply vapor mitigation sprays in the excavation area.
  • Apply odor suppressing foams in the excavation area and in the trucks while being loaded.
    • Short-term odor suppressing foam is white in color when applied. 
    • Long-term odor suppressing foam is black in color when applied and dries to a dark gray or black color with a shiny appearance. 
  • Use odor suppressing foams more frequently and in greater amounts.
  • Cover project soil piles with plastic when work is completed.
  • Perform daily odor assessment walks around the MGP remediation work areas to determine if and at what levels odors may be detected beyond the work area fence line. 

Other control measures, including water mist and sand, will be used as needed to control potential dust and odors during excavation and non-work periods, including evenings and weekends. The MGP project performs continuous air monitoring during working hours around the site. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Demolition

  • Dispose of materials from the former machine shop in a licensed facility.
  • Demolition of the M&R Office Building may begin pending disconnection of communications and electric.

Work Completed August 23 – August 27 

Remediation Activities

  • Managed and treated onsite stormwater from Tropical Storm Henri.  This work was performed 24 hours a day Aug. 25-28, in accordance with the project’s permits. 
  • Backfilled and compacted clean fill in completed areas.
  • Continued ISS work in area 2B. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintained temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Applied dust suppression and odor controls during pre-trenching and clearing activities. 
  • Continued vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continued to perform perimeter air monitoring when soil disturbance work was in progress. 
  • Maintained site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Demolition

  • Began demolition of the machine shop and removal of material to a licensed facility.

Community Outreach 

  • Provided notice to apartment managers of Vermella, Steel Works and Cobalt Lofts of work to be performed on Saturday, August 28, 2021
  • Provided notice to apartment managers of Vermella, Steel Works and Cobalt Lofts of 24-hour dewatering due to Tropical Storm Henri.
  • Issued 56th weekly update email to representatives of the Town of Harrison, Hudson County Regional Health Commission, and property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts apartment complexes, as well as the owners of Joia Restaurant and officials of Amtrak.

The PSE&G remediation project team is committed to: conducting work safely on the job site; minimizing impacts from the project to those outside of the project area; keeping PSE&G non-project personnel, the local community, elected officials, and all interested parties informed of our progress; and enhancing the property’s continued productive use. The team will follow the guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as applicable, for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment. PSE&G personnel and contractors are required to participate in social distancing and wear appropriate gloves and face coverings during all work activities

All 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. 

FIGURE 1 – Status of Phase 2: Pre-Clearing, Excavation, ISS Stages

FIGURE 2 – Work Scheduled Near Appliance Services Building

Aug 20

Weekly Update August 23, 2021

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 8/23/21

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid-2022. 

These updates are being issued weekly throughout the duration of the project to provide a review of key activities performed at the site over the past week as well as a look ahead to the next week’s anticipated activities. They are also posted to the project website: www.HarrisonMGP.com where more information about the project scope and history can be found. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383 or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

NOTES:

  • Appliance Services Building – Pre-trenching and clearing will begin next week for the portion of the utility corridor adjacent to the Appliance Services Building. See Figure 2 below.
  • Demolition – The machine shop will be taken down on Monday, pending weather conditions, and demolition of the M&R office building may begin next week. 
  • North Gate – The North Gate across from Guyon Drive is now the main entrance to the PSE&G Harrison site. Onsite signs will direct vehicles to the M&R Station, Appliance Service Building and construction areas.
  • Sidewalk Closure – The sidewalk on the PSE&G side of Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. will remain closed between Guyon Drive and Cape May Street for the foreseeable future while work is performed. 

Anticipated Work for the Week of August 23 – August 27

Remediation Activities – (See Figure 1 below and on the website)

  • Continue to pre-clear Phase 2 area 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 4B for In Situ Stabilization (ISS) work. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue ISS work in area 1A and 2B. 
  • Continue to backfill and compact clean fill in completed areas with intermittent use of vibratory rollers.
  • Perform soft dig to locate underground utilities and cut and cap unused utilities.
  • Transport excavated soil and concrete by trucks for disposal or recycling at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water is discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintain temporary fencing around active work areas.
  • Commence installation of the replacement gas mains. 

Continue Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Apply dust suppression and odor controls, as needed, during remediation activities. 
  • Continue vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continue to perform perimeter air monitoring. 
  • Maintain site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NOTE:  Odors associated with some constituents can often be detected 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. The MGP project continues to:

  • Apply vapor mitigation sprays in the excavation area.
  • Apply odor suppressing foams in the excavation area and in the trucks while being loaded.
    • Short-term odor suppressing foam is white in color when applied. 
    • Long-term odor suppressing foam is black in color when applied and dries to a dark gray or black color with a shiny appearance. 
  • Use odor suppressing foams more frequently and in greater amounts.
  • Cover project soil piles with plastic when work is completed.
  • Perform daily odor assessment walks around the MGP remediation work areas to determine if and at what levels odors may be detected beyond the work area fence line. 

Other control measures, including water mist and sand, will be used as needed to control potential dust and odors during excavation and non-work periods, including evenings and weekends. The MGP project performs continuous air monitoring during working hours around the site. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Demolition

  • Continue abatement of storeroom and dispose of materials in a licensed facility.

Work Completed August 16 – August 20 

Remediation Activities

  • Backfilled and compacted clean fill in completed areas.
  • Continued ISS work in areas 1A and 2B. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintained temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Applied dust suppression and odor controls during pre-trenching and clearing activities. 
  • Continued vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continued to perform perimeter air monitoring when soil disturbance work was in progress. 
  • Maintained site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 55th weekly update email to representatives of the Town of Harrison, Hudson County Regional Health Commission, and property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts apartment complexes, as well as the owners of Joia Restaurant and officials of Amtrak.

The PSE&G remediation project team is committed to: conducting work safely on the job site; minimizing impacts from the project to those outside of the project area; keeping PSE&G non-project personnel, the local community, elected officials, and all interested parties informed of our progress; and enhancing the property’s continued productive use. The team will follow the guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as applicable, for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment. PSE&G personnel and contractors are required to participate in social distancing and wear appropriate gloves and face coverings during all work activities

All 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. 

FIGURE 1 – Status of Phase 2: Pre-Clearing, Excavation, ISS Stages

FIGURE 2 – Work Scheduled Near Appliance Services Building

Aug 13

Weekly Update August 16, 2021

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 8/16/21

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid-2022. 

These updates are being issued weekly throughout the duration of the project to provide a review of key activities performed at the site over the past week as well as a look ahead to the next week’s anticipated activities. They are also posted to the project website: www.HarrisonMGP.com where more information about the project scope and history can be found. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383 or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

NOTES:

  • Appliance Services Building – Soft digging may begin on or about August 18, 2021 near the Appliance Services Building. 
  • North Gate – The North Gate across from Guyon Drive is now the main entrance to the PSE&G Harrison site. Onsite signs will direct vehicles to the M&R Station, Appliance Service Building and construction areas.
  • Sidewalk Closure – The sidewalk on the PSE&G side of Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. will remain closed between Guyon Drive and Cape May Street for the foreseeable future while work is performed. 

Anticipated Work for the Week of August 16 – August 20

Remediation Activities – (See Figure 1 below and on the website)

  • Continue to pre-clear Phase 2 area 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 4B for In Situ Stabilization (ISS) work. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue ISS work in area 1A and 2B. 
  • Continue to backfill and compact clean fill in completed areas with intermittent use of vibratory rollers.
  • Perform soft dig to locate underground utilities and cut and cap unused utilities.
  • Transport excavated soil and concrete by trucks for disposal or recycling at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water is discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintain temporary fencing around active work areas.

Continue Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Apply dust suppression and odor controls, as needed, during remediation activities. 
  • Continue vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continue to perform perimeter air monitoring. 
  • Maintain site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NOTE:  Odors associated with some constituents can often be detected 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. The MGP project continues to:

  • Apply vapor mitigation sprays in the excavation area.
  • Apply odor suppressing foams in the excavation area and in the trucks while being loaded.
    • Short-term odor suppressing foam is white in color when applied. 
    • Long-term odor suppressing foam is black in color when applied and dries to a dark gray or black color with a shiny appearance. 
  • Use odor suppressing foams more frequently and in greater amounts.
  • Cover project soil piles with plastic when work is completed.
  • Perform daily odor assessment walks around the MGP remediation work areas to determine if and at what levels odors may be detected beyond the work area fence line. 

Other control measures, including water mist and sand, will be used as needed to control potential dust and odors during excavation and non-work periods, including evenings and weekends. The MGP project performs continuous air monitoring during working hours around the site. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Demolition

  • Demolition of the machine shop and office building located in Phase 2 area 2B could begin. Materials will be transported, as appropriate, for recycling or proper disposal at a licensed facility.

Work Completed August 9 – August 13 

Remediation Activities

  • Backfilled and compacted clean fill in completed areas.
  • Continued ISS work in areas 2B and along Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintained temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Applied dust suppression and odor controls during pre-trenching and clearing activities. 
  • Continued vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continued to perform perimeter air monitoring when soil disturbance work was in progress. 
  • Maintained site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 54th weekly update email to representatives of the Town of Harrison, Hudson County Regional Health Commission, and property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts apartment complexes, as well as the owners of Joia Restaurant and officials of Amtrak.

The PSE&G remediation project team is committed to: conducting work safely on the job site; minimizing impacts from the project to those outside of the project area; keeping PSE&G non-project personnel, the local community, elected officials, and all interested parties informed of our progress; and enhancing the property’s continued productive use. The team will follow the guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as applicable, for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment. PSE&G personnel and contractors are required to participate in social distancing and wear appropriate gloves and face coverings during all work activities

All 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. 

FIGURE 1 – Status of Phase 2: Pre-Clearing, Excavation, ISS Stages

Aug 06

Weekly Update August 9, 2021

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 8/9/21

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid-2022. 

These updates are being issued weekly throughout the duration of the project to provide a review of key activities performed at the site over the past week as well as a look ahead to the next week’s anticipated activities. They are also posted to the project website: www.HarrisonMGP.com where more information about the project scope and history can be found. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383 or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

NOTES:

North Gate – The North Gate across from Guyon Drive is now the main entrance to the PSE&G Harrison site. Onsite signs will direct vehicles to the M&R Station, Appliance Service Building and construction areas.

Sidewalk Closure – The sidewalk on the PSE&G side of Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. will remain closed between Guyon Drive and Cape May Street for the foreseeable future while work is performed. 

Odors – The MGP remediation project currently is treating soils in areas of the site with strong odors. Dedicated staff are continuously treating the excavation areas and soil piles with foams and sprays to suppress odors. Long-term foams are applied to areas open for an extended period, such as overnight or over a weekend. Perimeter air monitoring confirms the project continues to meet all safe air quality criteria for the project.

While these areas are remediated during the next few weeks, onsite personnel and nearby residents may be more likely to notice odors like moth balls or fresh asphalt. The project team will continue to maintain safe operations and appreciates your patience. We recognize the nuisance of this work and will complete these areas as quickly as possible.

Anticipated Work for the Week of August 9 – August 13

Remediation Activities – (See Figure 1 below and on the website)

  • Continue to pre-clear Phase 2 area 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 4B for In Situ Stabilization (ISS) work. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue ISS work in area 1A, 2B and along Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. 
  • Continue to backfill and compact clean fill in completed areas with intermittent use of vibratory rollers.
  • Perform soft dig to locate underground utilities and cut and cap unused utilities.
  • Transport excavated soil and concrete by trucks for disposal or recycling at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water is discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintain temporary fencing around active work areas. 

Continue Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Apply dust suppression and odor controls, as needed, during remediation activities. 
  • Continue vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continue to perform perimeter air monitoring. 
  • Maintain site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NOTE:  Odors associated with some constituents can often be detected 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. The MGP project continues to:

  • Apply vapor mitigation sprays in the excavation area.
  • Apply odor suppressing foams in the excavation area and in the trucks while being loaded.
    • Short-term odor suppressing foam is white in color when applied. 
    • Long-term odor suppressing foam is black in color when applied and dries to a dark gray or black color with a shiny appearance. 
  • Use odor suppressing foams more frequently and in greater amounts.
  • Cover project soil piles with plastic when work is completed.
  • Perform daily odor assessment walks around the MGP remediation work areas to determine if and at what levels odors may be detected beyond the work area fence line. 

Other control measures, including water mist and sand, will be used as needed to control potential dust and odors during excavation and non-work periods, including evenings and weekends. The MGP project performs continuous air monitoring during working hours around the site. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Demolition

  • Demolition of the machine shop and office building located in Phase 2 area 2B could begin. Materials will be transported, as appropriate, for recycling or proper disposal at a licensed facility.

Work Completed August 2 – August 6 

Remediation Activities

  •  Backfilled and compacted clean fill in completed areas.
  • Continued ISS work in areas 2B and along Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. 
  • Continued preclearing in areas 1B, 2A, and 2B. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintained temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Applied dust suppression and odor controls during pre-trenching and clearing activities. 
  • Continued vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continued to perform perimeter air monitoring when soil disturbance work was in progress. 
  • Maintained site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Demolition

  • Completed abatement of the office building located in Phase 2 area 2B.

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 53rd weekly update email to representatives of the Town of Harrison, Hudson County Regional Health Commission, and property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts apartment complexes, as well as the owners of Joia Restaurant and officials of Amtrak.

The PSE&G remediation project team is committed to: conducting work safely on the job site; minimizing impacts from the project to those outside of the project area; keeping PSE&G non-project personnel, the local community, elected officials, and all interested parties informed of our progress; and enhancing the property’s continued productive use. The team will follow the guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as applicable, for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment. PSE&G personnel and contractors are required to participate in social distancing and wear appropriate gloves and face coverings during all work activities

All 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. 

FIGURE 1 – Pre-Clearing Excavation Status of Phase 2 ISS Stages

Jul 30

Weekly Update August 2, 2021

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 8/2/21

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid-2022. 

These updates are being issued weekly throughout the duration of the project to provide a review of key activities performed at the site over the past week as well as a look ahead to the next week’s anticipated activities. They are also posted to the project website: www.HarrisonMGP.com where more information about the project scope and history can be found. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383 or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

NOTES:

  • North Gate – The North Gate across from Guyon Drive is now the main entrance to the PSE&G Harrison site. Onsite signs will direct vehicles to the M&R Station, Appliance Service Building and construction areas.
  • Sidewalk Closure – The sidewalk on the PSE&G side of Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. will remain closed between Guyon Drive and Cape May Street for the foreseeable future while work is performed.
  • Odors – The MGP remediation project currently is treating soils in areas of the site with strong odors. Dedicated staff are continuously treating the excavation areas during work hours and soil piles with foams and sprays to suppress odors. Long-term foams are applied to areas open for an extended period, such as overnight or over a weekend. Perimeter air monitoring confirms the project continues to comply with the safe air quality criteria for the project.

While these areas are remediated during the next few weeks, onsite personnel and nearby residents may be more likely to notice odors like moth balls or fresh asphalt as well as the scent from odor suppressing foams and sprays. The project team will continue to maintain safe operations and appreciates your patience. We recognize the nuisance of this work and will complete these areas as quickly as possible.

Remediation Activities – (See Figure 1 below and on the website)

Anticipated Work for the Week of August 2 – August 6

  • Continue to pre-clear Phase 2 area 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 4B for In Situ Stabilization (ISS) work. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue ISS work in area 2B and along Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. 
  • Continue to backfill and compact clean fill in completed areas with intermittent use of vibratory rollers.
  • Perform soft dig to locate underground utilities and cut and cap unused utilities.
  • Transport excavated soil and concrete by trucks for disposal or recycling at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water is discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintain temporary fencing around active work areas.

Continue Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Apply dust suppression and odor controls, as needed, during remediation activities. 
  • Continue vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continue to perform perimeter air monitoring. 
  • Maintain site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NOTE:  Odors associated with some constituents can often be detected 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. The MGP project continues to:

  • Apply vapor mitigation sprays in the excavation area.
  • Apply odor suppressing foams in the excavation area and in the trucks while being loaded.
    • Short-term odor suppressing foam is white in color when applied. 
    • Long-term odor suppressing foam is black in color when applied and dries to a dark gray or black color with a shiny appearance. 
  • Use odor suppressing foams more frequently and in greater amounts.
  • Cover project soil piles with plastic when work is completed.
  • Perform daily odor assessment walks around the MGP remediation work areas to determine if and at what levels odors may be detected beyond the work area fence line. 

Other control measures, including water mist and sand, will be used as needed to control potential dust and odors during excavation and non-work periods, including evenings and weekends. The MGP project performs continuous air monitoring during working hours around the site. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Work Completed July 26 – July 30 

Remediation Activities

  • Backfilled and compacted clean fill in completed areas.
  • Continued ISS work in areas 2B and along Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. 
  • Continued preclearing in areas 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 4B. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintained temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Applied dust suppression and odor controls during pre-trenching and clearing activities. 
  • Continued vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continued to perform perimeter air monitoring when soil disturbance work was in progress. 
  • Maintained site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Demolition

  • Completed abatement of the office building located in Phase 2 area 2B.

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 52nd weekly update email to representatives of the Town of Harrison, Hudson County Regional Health Commission, and property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts apartment complexes, as well as the owners of Joia Restaurant and officials of Amtrak.

The PSE&G remediation project team is committed to: conducting work safely on the job site; minimizing impacts from the project to those outside of the project area; keeping PSE&G non-project personnel, the local community, elected officials, and all interested parties informed of our progress; and enhancing the property’s continued productive use. The team will follow the guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as applicable, for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment. PSE&G personnel and contractors are required to participate in social distancing and wear appropriate gloves and face coverings during all work activities

All 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. 

FIGURE 1 – Status of Phase 2 ISS Stages

Jul 23

Weekly Update July 26, 2021

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 7/26/21

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid-2022. 

These updates are being issued weekly throughout the duration of the project to provide a review of key activities performed at the site over the past week as well as a look ahead to the next week’s anticipated activities. They are also posted to the project website: www.HarrisonMGP.com where more information about the project scope and history can be found. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383 or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

NOTES:

  • North Gate – The North Gate across from Guyon Drive is now the main entrance to the PSE&G Harrison site. Onsite signs will direct vehicles to the M&R Station, Appliance Service Building and construction areas.
  • Sidewalk Closure – The sidewalk on the PSE&G side of Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. will remain closed between Guyon Drive and Cape May Street for the foreseeable future while work is performed. 
  • Odors – The MGP remediation project currently is treating soils in areas of the site with strong odors. Dedicated staff are continuously treating the excavation areas and soil piles with foams and sprays to suppress odors. Long-term foams are applied to areas open for an extended period, such as overnight or over a weekend. Perimeter air monitoring confirms the project continues to meet all safe air quality criteria for the project.
    While these areas are remediated during the next few weeks, onsite personnel and nearby residents may be more likely to notice odors like moth balls or fresh asphalt. The project team will continue to maintain safe operations and appreciates your patience. We recognize the nuisance of this work and will complete these areas as quickly as possible.

Anticipated Work for the Week of July 26 – July 30

Remediation Activities – (See Figure 1 below and on the website)

  • Continue to pre-clear Phase 2 area 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 4B for In Situ Stabilization (ISS) work. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue ISS work in area 2B. 
  • Continue to backfill and compact clean fill in completed areas with intermittent use of vibratory rollers.
  • Perform soft dig to locate underground utilities and cut and cap unused utilities.
  • Transport excavated soil and concrete by trucks for disposal or recycling at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water is discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintain temporary fencing around active work areas.

Continue Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Apply dust suppression and odor controls, as needed, during remediation activities. 
  • Continue vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continue to perform perimeter air monitoring. 
  • Maintain site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NOTE:  Odors associated with some constituents can often be detected 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. The MGP project continues to:

  • Apply vapor mitigation sprays in the excavation area.
  • Apply odor suppressing foams in the excavation area and in the trucks while being loaded.
    • Short-term odor suppressing foam is white in color when applied. 
    • Long-term odor suppressing foam is black in color when applied and dries to a dark gray or black color with a shiny appearance. 
  • Use odor suppressing foams more frequently and in greater amounts.
  • Cover project soil piles with plastic when work is completed.
  • Perform daily odor assessment walks around the MGP remediation work areas to determine if and at what levels odors may be detected beyond the work area fence line. 

Other control measures, including water mist and sand, will be used as needed to control potential dust and odors during excavation and non-work periods, including evenings and weekends. The MGP project performs continuous air monitoring during working hours around the site. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Demolition

  • Demolition of the machine shop and office building located in Phase 2 area 2B could begin. Materials will be transported, as appropriate, for recycling or proper disposal at a licensed facility.

Work Completed July 19 – July 23 

Remediation Activities

  • Backfilled and compacted clean fill in completed areas.
  • Continued ISS work in areas 2B and along Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. 
  • Continued preclearing in areas 1B. 2A, 2B, 3A and 4B. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintained temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Applied dust suppression and odor controls during pre-trenching and clearing activities. 
  • Continued vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continued to perform perimeter air monitoring when soil disturbance work was in progress. 
  • Maintained site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Demolition

  • Separated materials from the garage and laboratory demolitions and transported it as appropriate for recycling or proper disposal at a licensed facility.
  • Performed abatement of the office building located in Phase 2 area 2B.

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 51st weekly update email to representatives of the Town of Harrison, Hudson County Regional Health Commission, and property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts apartment complexes, as well as the owners of Joia Restaurant and officials of Amtrak.

The PSE&G remediation project team is committed to: conducting work safely on the job site; minimizing impacts from the project to those outside of the project area; keeping PSE&G non-project personnel, the local community, elected officials, and all interested parties informed of our progress; and enhancing the property’s continued productive use. The team will follow the guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as applicable, for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment. PSE&G personnel and contractors are required to participate in social distancing and wear appropriate gloves and face coverings during all work activities

All 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. 

FIGURE 1 – Pre-Clearing Excavation Status of Phase 2 ISS Stages

Jul 16

Weekly Update July 19, 2021

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 7/19/21

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid-2022. 

These updates are being issued weekly throughout the duration of the project to provide a review of key activities performed at the site over the past week as well as a look ahead to the next week’s anticipated activities. They are also posted to the project website: www.HarrisonMGP.com where more information about the project scope and history can be found. If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please call the PSE&G Harrison Project Information Line at (855) 356-2383 or email us at comments@harrisonMGP.com.

NOTES:

  • North Gate – The North Gate across from Guyon Drive is now the main entrance to the PSE&G Harrison site. Onsite signs will direct vehicles to the M&R Station, Appliance Service Building and construction areas.
  • Sidewalk Closure – The sidewalk on the PSE&G side of Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. will remain closed between Guyon Drive and Cape May Street for the foreseeable future while work is performed. See Figure 1 below.

Anticipated Work for the Week of July 19 – July 23

Remediation Activities – (See Figure 1 below and on the website)

  • Continue to pre-clear Phase 2 area 1B, 2A, and 2B for In Situ Stabilization (ISS) work. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue ISS work in areas 1A, 2B and along Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. 
  • Continue preclearing in areas 3A and 4B.
  • Continue to backfill and compact clean fill in completed areas with intermittent use of vibratory rollers.
  • Perform soft dig to locate underground utilities and cut and cap unused utilities.
  • Transport excavated soil and concrete by trucks for disposal or recycling at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water is discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintain temporary fencing around active work areas.

Continue Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Apply dust suppression and odor controls, as needed, during remediation activities. 
  • Continue vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continue to perform perimeter air monitoring. 
  • Maintain site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NOTE:  Odors associated with some constituents can often be detected 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. The MGP project continues to:

  • Apply vapor mitigation sprays in the excavation area.
  • Apply odor suppressing foams in the excavation area and in the trucks while being loaded.
    • Short-term odor suppressing foam is white in color when applied. 
    • Long-term odor suppressing foam is black in color when applied and dries to a dark gray or black color with a shiny appearance. 
  • Use odor suppressing foams more frequently and in greater amounts.
  • Cover project soil piles with plastic when work is completed.
  • Perform daily odor assessment walks around the MGP remediation work areas to determine if and at what levels odors may be detected beyond the work area fence line. 

Other control measures, including water mist and sand, will be used as needed to control potential dust and odors during excavation and non-work periods, including evenings and weekends. The MGP project performs continuous air monitoring during working hours around the site. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Demolition

  • Begin demolition of the machine shop and separate materials for transport, as appropriate, for recycling or proper disposal at a licensed facility.
  • Complete separation of materials from the garage and laboratory demolitions and transport it as appropriate for recycling or proper disposal at a licensed facility.
  • Complete abatement of the office building located in Phase 2 area 2B.

Work Completed July 12 – July 16 

Remediation Activities

  • Managed and processed stormwater from Tropical Storm Elsa.
  • Backfilled and compacted clean fill in completed areas.
  • Continued ISS work in areas 1A, 2B and along Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. 
  • Continued pre-trenching and preclearing in areas 3A and 4B. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Maintained temporary fencing around active work areas.
  • Managed storm water from Tropical Storm Elsa.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

  • Applied dust suppression and odor controls during pre-trenching and clearing activities. 
  • Continued vibration monitoring between remedial work and the nearest onsite buildings.
  • Continued to perform perimeter air monitoring when soil disturbance work was in progress. 
  • Maintained site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Demolition

  • Separated materials from the garage and laboratory demolitions and transported it as appropriate for recycling or proper disposal at a licensed facility.
  • Performed abatement of the office building located in Phase 2 area 2B.

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 50th weekly update email to representatives of the Town of Harrison, Hudson County Regional Health Commission, and property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts apartment complexes, as well as the owners of Joia Restaurant and officials of Amtrak.

The PSE&G remediation project team is committed to: conducting work safely on the job site; minimizing impacts from the project to those outside of the project area; keeping PSE&G non-project personnel, the local community, elected officials, and all interested parties informed of our progress; and enhancing the property’s continued productive use. The team will follow the guidelines and directives issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, the CDC and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as applicable, for maintaining a clean, safe and healthy work environment. PSE&G personnel and contractors are required to participate in social distancing and wear appropriate gloves and face coverings during all work activities

All 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. 

FIGURE 1 – Pre-Clearing Excavation Status of Phase 2 ISS Stages

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