Nov 25

Weekly Update November 30, 2020

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 11/30/20

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 end by December 2022. Work is being performed in two phases.

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 also 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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  
Thanksgiving Holiday
:  No work will be performed Thursday, November 26 and Friday November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Site security will be maintained. 

Hyatt Line Gas Main:  Restoration of the Cape May Street roadway and curbing is expected to continue after the Thanksgiving holiday. No work will be performed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The work is not related to the MGP remediation. 

Anticipated Work for the Week of November 30 – December 4

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

  • Continue clearing of subsurface obstructions and debris within ISS areas. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Perform ISS in areas 1A and 1B.  
  • Transport excavated soil and concrete from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a licensed facility.
  • Begin backfilling and compaction in completed areas while maintaining continuous vibration monitoring.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water will be discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Install 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 when soil disturbance work is in progress. The majority of air monitors are located each day based on location(s) or work being performed. There are two stationary air monitors – one by the Laboratory Air Intake and the other by the garage. 
  • 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.
  • 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 fenceline. 

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, including monitoring stations by the welding shop, laboratory, and gym buildings. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Work Completed November 23 – November 25

Remediation Activities

  • Excavated soil to remove approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for ISS.
  • Performed ISS in areas 1A and 1B.
  • Continued pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Installed temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

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

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 17th 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

Nov 20

Weekly Update November 23, 2020

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 11/23/20

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 end by December 2022. Work is being performed in two phases.

The sitewide remediation project includes removing approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for treatment of deeper impacted soils through In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS). ISS 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 Meter and Regulating (M&R) Station and its infrastructure will remain in place but contained through installation of below ground slurry walls. 

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.  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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  

Saturday Maintenance 

  • Crews are scheduled to perform equipment maintenance on Saturday, November 21. No ground intrusive work will be performed. In the future, maintenance work may be performed on Saturdays, as needed.  

Thanksgiving Holiday 

  • No work will be performed Thursday, November 26 and Friday November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Site security will be maintained. 

Hyatt Line Gas Main:  Restoration of the Cape May Street roadway and curbing is expected to begin the week of November 23 and continue after the Thanksgiving holiday. No work will be performed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The work is not related to the MGP remediation. 

Anticipated Work for the Week of November 23 – November 25

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

  • Continue clearing of subsurface obstructions and debris within ISS areas. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Perform ISS in areas 1A and 1B.  
  • Transport excavated soil from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water will be discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Install 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 when soil disturbance work is in progress. The majority of air monitors are located each day based on location(s) or work being performed. There are two stationary air monitors – one by the Laboratory Air Intake and the other by the garage. 
  • 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.
  • 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 fenceline. 

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, including monitoring stations by the welding shop, laboratory, and gym buildings. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Work Completed November 16 – November 20

Remediation Activities

  • Excavated soil to remove approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for ISS.
  • Performed ISS in areas 1A and 1B.
  • Continued pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Installed temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

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

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 16th 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

Nov 13

Weekly Update November 16, 2020

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 11/16/20

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former MGP site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to end by December 2022. Work is being performed in two phases.

The sitewide remediation project includes removing approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for treatment of deeper impacted soils through In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS). ISS 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 Meter and Regulating (M&R) Station and its infrastructure will remain in place but contained through installation of below ground slurry walls. 

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.  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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  

PSE&G Site:  

  • The South Gate will remain open through winter 2020-21. See Figure 2.

Hyatt Line Gas Main:  Installation of the Hyatt Line Gas Main was completed in October and restoration of the Cape May Street roadway and curbing is expected to begin the week of November 23rd and continue after the Thanksgiving holiday. The work is not related to the MGP remediation. 

Anticipated Work for the Week of November 16 – November 20

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

  • Continue clearing of subsurface obstructions and debris within ISS areas. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Perform ISS in areas 1A and 1B.  
  • Transport excavated soil from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water will be discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Install 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 when soil disturbance work is in progress. The majority of air monitors are located each day based on location(s) or work being performed. There are two stationary air monitors – one by the Laboratory Air Intake and the other by the garage. 
  • 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.
  • 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 fenceline. 

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, including monitoring stations by the welding shop, laboratory, and gym buildings. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Work Completed November 9 – November 13

Remediation Activities

  • Excavated soil to remove approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for ISS.
  • Performed ISS in areas 1A and 1B.
  • Continued pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Installed temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

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

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 15th 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

FIGURE 2

Nov 06

Weekly Update November 9, 2020

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 11/9/20

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former MGP site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to end by December 2022. Work is being performed in two phases.

The sitewide remediation project includes removing approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for treatment of deeper impacted soils through In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS). ISS 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 Meter and Regulating (M&R) Station and its infrastructure will remain in place but contained through installation of below ground slurry walls. 

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.  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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  

PSE&G Site:  

  • The project team is revising plans and the South Gate is expected to remain open at least through winter 2020-21. See Figure 2.

Hyatt Line Gas Main:  Installation of the Hyatt Line Gas Main was completed in October and restoration of the Cape May Street roadway and curbing is expected to begin the week of November 23rd. The work is not related to the MGP remediation. 

Anticipated Work for the Week of November 9 – November 13

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

  •  Continue clearing of subsurface obstructions and debris within ISS areas. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 
  • Perform ISS in Area 1A and 1B.  
  • Transport excavated soil from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water will be discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Install 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 when soil disturbance work is in progress. The majority of air monitors are located each day based on location(s) or work being performed. There are two stationary air monitors – one by the Laboratory Air Intake and the other by the garage. 
  • 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.
  • 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 fenceline. 

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, including monitoring stations by the welding shop, laboratory, and gym buildings. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Work Completed November 2 – November 6

Remediation Activities

  • Excavated soil to remove approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for ISS.
  • Performed ISS in area 1A.
  • Continued pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 
  • Installed air bridges for heavy equipment. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Installed temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

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

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 14th 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

FIGURE 2

Oct 30

Weekly Update November 2, 2020

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 11/2/20

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former MGP site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to end by December 2022. Work is being performed in two phases.

The sitewide remediation project includes removing approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for treatment of deeper impacted soils through In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS). ISS 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 Meter and Regulating (M&R) Station and its infrastructure will remain in place but contained through installation of below ground slurry walls. 

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.  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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  

PSE&G Site:  

  • On Saturday, October 31, 2020 there will be onsite work to cut and cap a water line, and to perform routine maintenance on the waste water treatment plant.
  • Closure of the South Gate is currently anticipated the week of November 9. All non-MGP related traffic will flow through the Main Gate. This will allow for remediation work in the map below marked as area 1B.  Extra parking will be available south of the M&R facility. See Figure 2

Hyatt Line Gas Main:  Installation of the new Hyatt Line Gas Main, which is not related to the MGP remediation, is complete. Restoration of the roadway and curbing is planned for November. 

Anticipated Work for the Week of November 2 – November 6

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

  • Continue clearing of subsurface obstructions and debris within ISS areas. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Continue pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 
  • Perform ISS in Area 1A and 1B.  
  • Install air bridges for heavy equipment. 
  • Transport excavated soil from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water will be discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Install 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 when soil disturbance work is in progress. The majority of air monitors are located each day based on location(s) or work being performed. There are two stationary air monitors – one by the Laboratory Air Intake and the other by the garage. 
  • 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.
  • 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 fenceline. 

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, including monitoring stations by the welding shop, laboratory, and gym buildings. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Work Completed October 26 – October 30

Remediation Activities

  • Excavated soil to remove approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for ISS.
  • Continued pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Installed and maintained additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Installed temporary fencing around active work areas.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

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

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 13th 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

FIGURE 2

Oct 23

Weekly Update October 26, 2020

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 10/26/20

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former MGP site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to end by December 2022. Work is being performed in two phases.

The sitewide remediation project includes removing approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for treatment of deeper impacted soils through In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS). ISS 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 Meter and Regulating (M&R) Station and its infrastructure will remain in place but contained through installation of below ground slurry walls. 

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.  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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  

PSE&G Onsite Traffic:  Starting on or about the week of November 2, 2020 and then until further notice, the South Gate will be closed to most traffic. All non-MGP related traffic will flow through the Main Gate. This will allow for remediation work in the map below marked as area 1B.  Extra parking will be available south of the M&R facility. See Figure 2.

Hyatt Line Gas Main:  Installation of the new Hyatt Line Gas Main, which is not related to the MGP remediation, is complete. Restoration of the roadway and curbing is planned for early November. 

Anticipated Work for the Week of October 26 – October 30

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

  •  Continue clearing of subsurface obstructions and debris within ISS areas. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Perform ISS in Area 1A and 1B.  
  • Transport excavated soil from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water will be discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 

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 when soil disturbance work is in progress. The majority of air monitors are located each day based on location(s) or work being performed. There are two stationary air monitors – one by the Laboratory Air Intake and the other by the garage. 
  • 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.
  • 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 fenceline. 

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, including monitoring stations by the welding shop, laboratory, and gym buildings. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Continue Site Preparation Activities

  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Install temporary fencing around active work areas.

Work Completed October 19 – October 23

Remediation Activities

  • Excavated soil to remove approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for ISS.
  • Continued pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 
  • Installed air bridges.

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

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

Site Preparation Activities

  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Performed soft digging to identify underground utilities around the work area perimeter. 
  • Established protection around utilities.
  • Installed additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Installed temporary fencing around active work areas.
  • Pre-trenched and conducted subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove remnants of old infrastructure. 

Community Outreach 

  • Issued 12th 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. 

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Oct 19

Weekly Update October 19, 2020

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 10/19/20

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former MGP site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to end by December 2022. Work is being performed in two phases.

The sitewide remediation project includes removing approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for treatment of deeper impacted soils through In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS). ISS 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 Meter and Regulating (M&R) Station and its infrastructure will remain in place but contained through installation of below ground slurry walls. 

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.  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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  
Large Equipment Delivery:  
This week a crane and large excavator will be brought on site. The equipment will have proper escorts and safety flaggers will assist with traffic controls, as needed.

PSE&G Onsite Traffic:  Starting late the week of October 19th and continuing until further notice, the South Gate will be closed. All non-MGP related traffic will flow through the Main Gate. This will allow for remediation work in the map below marked as area 1B.  Extra parking will be available south of the M&R facility. See Figure 2.

Water to the Weld Shop Will Be Temporarily Shut Off:  On Tuesday, October 20th, water to the Weld Shop will be temporarily shut off. A temporary Port o’ John facility will be provided. 

Hyatt Line Gas Main:  Installation of the new Hyatt Line Gas Main, which is not related to the MGP remediation, is complete. Gas service has been returned. Equipment demobilization will be completed next week. Restoration of the roadway and curbing is planned for early November. 

Anticipated Work for the Week of October 19 – October 23

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

  •  Continue pre-excavation and clearing of subsurface obstructions and debris within ISS areas. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Perform ISS in Area 1A.  
  • Transport excavated soil from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water will be discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission

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 when soil disturbance work is in progress. The majority of air monitors are located each day based on location(s) or work being performed. There are two stationary air monitors – one by the Laboratory Air Intake and the other by the garage. 
  • 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.
  • 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 fenceline. 

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, including monitoring stations by the welding shop, laboratory, and gym buildings. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Continue Site Preparation Activities

  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Install temporary fencing around active work areas.

Work Completed October 12 – October 16

Remediation Activities

  • Excavated soil to remove approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for ISS.
  • Continued pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

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

Site Preparation Activities

  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Performed soft digging to identify underground utilities around the work area perimeter. 
  • Established protection around utilities.
  • Installed additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Installed temporary fencing around active work areas.
  • Pre-trenched and conducted subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove remnants of old infrastructure. 

Community Outreach 

  • Attended morning meeting for M&R Safety Council meeting to provide project update. 
  • Issued 11th 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.
  • Held 8th weekly call between remediation project team and PSE&G site management for improved communication and coordination.

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. 

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Oct 09

Weekly Update October 12, 2020

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 10/12/20

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former MGP site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to end by December 2022. Work is being performed in two phases.

The sitewide remediation project includes removing approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for treatment of deeper impacted soils through In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS). ISS 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 Meter and Regulating (M&R) Station and its infrastructure will remain in place but contained through installation of below ground slurry walls. 

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.  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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  

Hyatt Line Gas Main:  Work to install the new Hyatt Line Gas Main, which is not related to the MGP remediation, continues at the PSE&G Harrison Site. 

  • The Hyatt Line connection is complete and the flow of gas will be restored early next week.
  • Work along Cape May Street will include backfilling and demobilizing equipment.
  • Restoration of the roadway and curbing is planned for early November.

Anticipated Work for the Week of October 12 – October 16

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

  • Continue pre-excavation and clearing of subsurface obstructions and debris within ISS areas. This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials.   
  • Perform ISS with bucket mixing in Area 1A.  
  • Transport excavated soil from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water will be discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 

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 when soil disturbance work is in progress. The majority of air monitors are located each day based on location(s) or work being performed. There are two stationary air monitors – one by the Laboratory Air Intake and the other by the garage. 
  • 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.
  • 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 fenceline. 

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, including monitoring stations by the welding shop, laboratory, and gym buildings. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Continue Site Preparation Activities

  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Install temporary fencing around active work areas.

Work Completed October 5 – October 9

Remediation Activities

  • Excavated soil within the pilot testing areas to remove approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for ISS.
  • Continued pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

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

Site Preparation Activities

  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Performed soft digging to identify underground utilities around the work area perimeter. 
  • Established protection around utilities.
  • Installed additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Installed temporary fencing around active work areas.
  • Pre-trenched and conducted subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove remnants of old infrastructure.  

Community Outreach 

  • Provided update on Hyatt Line work to property managers of Steel Works and Cobalt Lofts, as well as a Steel Works resident. This work is not related to the MGP-site remediation.
  • Attended morning safety meetings for Resource Recovery to provide project update. 
  • Issued 10th 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.
  • Held 7th weekly call between remediation project team and PSE&G site management for improved communication and coordination.

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. 

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Oct 02

Weekly Update October 5, 2020

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 10/5/20

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former MGP site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to end by December 2022. Work is being performed in two phases.

The sitewide remediation project includes removing approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for treatment of deeper impacted soils through In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS). ISS 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 Meter and Regulating (M&R) Station and its infrastructure will remain in place but contained through installation of below ground slurry walls. 

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.  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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  

Hyatt Line Gas Main:  Work to install the new Hyatt Line Gas Main, which is not related to the MGP remediation, continues at the PSE&G Harrison Site. 

  • Work is expected to take place on Saturday, October 3rd. 
  • 10 hour days, 6 days per week are anticipated during the gas outage, which is expected to be completed by or before Saturday, October 10.  All monitoring and mitigation measures will be maintained, including dust and odor controls.

Anticipated Work for the Week of October 5 – October 9

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

  • Continue pre-excavation and clearing of subsurface obstructions and debris within ISS areas. 
  • Transport excavated soil from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water will be discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Continue pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure.  This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials. 

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 when soil disturbance work is in progress. The majority of air monitors are located each day based on location(s) or work being performed. There are two stationary air monitors – one by the Laboratory Air Intake and the other by the garage. 
  • 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.
  • 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 fenceline. 

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, including monitoring stations by the welding shop, laboratory, and gym buildings. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Continue Site Preparation Activities

  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Install temporary fencing around active work areas.

Work Completed September 28 – October 2

Remediation Activities

  • Perform ISS pilot testing in designated areas of the work site.  
  • Excavated soil within the pilot testing areas to remove approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for ISS.
  • Transported excavated soil from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a licensed facility.
  • Continued pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

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

Site Preparation Activities

  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Performed soft digging to identify underground utilities around the work area perimeter. 
  • Established protection around utilities.
  • Installed additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Installed temporary fencing around active work areas.
  • Pre-trenched and conducted subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove remnants of old infrastructure.  


Community Outreach 

  • Responded to odor concerns raised by onsite personnel. 
  • Responded to Steel Works residents about Hyatt Line work in Cape May Street.
  • Provided information about the Hyatt Line maintenance program on Cape May Street to property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts facilities. This work is not related to the MGP-site remediation.
  • Attended morning safety meetings for DP&C/5th Division, Streets and Appliance Services to provide project update. 
  • Issued 9th 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.
  • Held 6th weekly call between remediation project team and PSE&G site management for improved communication and coordination.

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. 

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Sep 25

Weekly Update September 28, 2020

PSE&G Former Harrison MGP Site: Weekly Project Update – Week of 9/28/20

The PSE&G site remediation group and its environmental contractor, Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., are conducting activities to remediate soils at the Harrison former MGP site. Work began in July 2020 and is expected to end by December 2022. Work is being performed in two phases.

The sitewide remediation project includes removing approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for treatment of deeper impacted soils through In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS). ISS 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 Meter and Regulating (M&R) Station and its infrastructure will remain in place but contained through installation of below ground slurry walls. 

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.  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.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  

Hyatt Line Gas Main:  Work to install the new Hyatt Line Gas Main, which is not related to the MGP remediation, continues at the PSE&G Harrison Site. 

  • Work is expected to take place on Saturday, September 26th.
  • 10 hour days, 6 days per week are anticipated during the maximum 14-day-long gas outage, which is ongoing  through October 3rd.  All monitoring and mitigation measures will be maintained, including dust and odor controls. 

Anticipated Work for the Week of September 28 – October 2

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

  • Continue pre-excavation and clearing of subsurface obstructions and debris within ISS areas. 
  • Continue ISS pilot in northwestern area of the work site.  
  • Initiate ISS pilot in eastern portion of the site.  
  • Transport excavated soil from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a New Jersey licensed facility.
  • Operate temporary wastewater treatment facility to control groundwater and surface water accumulations during work activities. Treated water will be discharged in accordance with a permit issued by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. 
  • Continue pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure.  This work will generate sounds from breaking of concrete and removal of metal piping and other materials. 

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 when soil disturbance work is in progress. The majority of air monitors are located each day based on location(s) or work being performed. There are two stationary air monitors – one by the Laboratory Air Intake and the other by the garage. 
  • 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.
  • 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 fenceline. 

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, including monitoring stations by the welding shop, laboratory, and gym buildings. Confirmatory air samples are taken weekly and all results have been below our action levels. 

Continue Site Preparation Activities

  • Complete construction of batch plants for ISS materials.
  • Maintain soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Install temporary fencing around active work areas.

Work Completed September 21 – September 25

Remediation Activities

  • Held drill rig training using water to simulate ISS production.
  • Excavated soil within the area marked Pilot Study Area and in the northeast section of the remediation to remove approximately the top 7 feet of soil below ground surface in preparation for ISS.
  • Initiated ISS Pilot Study in the northwestern portion of the site.  
  • Transported excavated soil from the site by trucks for disposal or reuse at a New Jersey licensed facility.
  • Continued pre-trenching and subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove old infrastructure. 

Monitoring & Mitigation Measures

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

Site Preparation Activities

  • Relocated onsite equipment not involved in remediation. 
  • Mobilized remediation equipment and personnel to the project site as needed.
  • Performed soft digging to identify underground utilities around the work area perimeter. 
  • Established protection around utilities.
  • Installed additional soil and sediment erosion controls. 
  • Installed temporary fencing around active work areas.
  • Continued construction of a temporary wastewater treatment facility. 
  • Pre-trenched and conducted subsurface demolition to cut and cap underground utilities and remove remnants of old infrastructure. 


Community Outreach 

  • Responded to odor concerns raised by onsite personnel. 
  • Responded to Steel Works residents about Hyatt Line work in Cape May Street.
  • Provided information about the Hyatt Line maintenance program on Cape May Street to property managers of Vermella, Steel Works, and Cobalt Lofts facilities. This work is not related to the MGP-site remediation.
  • Issued 8th 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.
  • Held 5th weekly call between remediation project team and PSE&G site management for improved communication and coordination.
  • A virtual Community Information Session is being planned and will take place in the coming weeks. This will be an opportunity to see and hear more about the project and to ask questions of the project team. More information on when and how to access this virtual event will be available soon.

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. 

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