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Drake Chemical

EPA Weekly Situation Reports for August 1999

U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
DRAKE CHEMICAL SUPERFUND SITE

182 MYRTLE STREET
LOCK HAVEN, PA 17745
PHONE 717-748-4505
FAX 717-748-7549

Friday, August 27, 1999

FOR DATES: From 7:00 a.m. Friday, August 20, 1999 to 7:00 a.m. Friday, August 27, 1999.

The prime contractor, OHM, continued to demobilize equipment and facilities from the site. OHM is currently working 4 ten-hour days Monday through Thursday.

Site activities during the time frame of this report included the construction of drainage swales around the soil stockpile, the removal of site trailers, the removal of utility poles, and the watering of the seeded area. The contractor received bedding material and rock for the drainage swales. The placement of the geo-textile fabric and stone on the swale on the east side continued. The contractor continued to disconnect electrical and communications lines on site. The cutting and capping of water lines below grade. Other site activities were grading fill areas, dust control and the shipment of debris, waste water treatment plant components and other contractor property off site. The final discharge of the water from the waste water treatment plant occurred this week.

Related site activities included a weekly progress meeting held on Tuesday, August 24, 1999, with representatives from the PADEP, USACE and OHM in attendance.

Major activities for the next week include the contractor's continued shipping of the waste water treatment plant components and rental equipment off site. The receiving and stockpiling of stone for the storm water drainage system, the irrigation of the seeded soil pile and dust control will continue. The contractor will be re-grading the area south and east of the bottom ash building and placing geo-textile fabric and stone in these areas. The contractor will continue the construction of the swales around the stockpile to control storm water. The ash buildings will be prepared for staging of government property. The stone and liner system which was underneath the WWTP will be removed and the area taken to final grade.

PREPARED BY: Chad Thompson for Michael Ogden USACE


Friday, August 20, 1999

FOR DATES: From 7:00 a.m. Friday, August 13, 1999 to 7:00 a.m. Friday, August 20, 1999.

The prime contractor, OHM, continued to demobilize equipment and facilities from the site. OHM is currently working 4 ten-hour days Monday through Thursday.

Site activities during the time frame of this report included the applying of fertilizer and seed to the soil pile, followed by the application of mulch, assembling of the irrigation system and the watering of the seeded area. The contractor received bedding material and rock for the drainage swales. The grade for the swale on the east side of the soil pile was established. The placement of the geo-textile fabric and stone on the swale on the east side was started. Stone was removed from the utility corridor for grade control. The contractor continued to disconnect electrical and communications lines on site. The remainder of the trailers onsite are being prepped for shipment off site. Other site activities were grading fill areas, dust control and the shipment of debris, waste water treatment plant components and other contractor property off site.

Related site activities included a weekly progress meeting held on Tuesday, August 17, 1999, with representatives from the PADEP, USACE and OHM in attendance.

Major activities for the next week include the contractor's continued shipping of the waste water treatment plant components off site, disposal of the last waste water treatment plant water and the removal of several leased trailers from the site. The receiving and stockpiling of stone for the storm water drainage system, the irrigation of the seeded soil pile and dust control will continue. The contractor will be re-grading the area south and east of the bottom ash building and placing geo-textile fabric and stone in these areas. The contractor will continue the construction of the swales around the stockpile to control storm water. The ash buildings will be prepared for staging of government property.

PREPARED BY: Frank Cleaver for Michael Ogden USACE


Friday, August 13, 1999

FOR DATES: From 7:00 a.m. Friday, August 6, 1999 to 7:00 a.m. Friday, August 12, 1999.

The prime contractor, OHM, continued to demobilize equipment and facilities from the site. OHM is currently working 4 ten hour days Monday to Thursday.

Site activities during the time frame of this report included the treatment of water in the waste water treatment plant (WWTP), dust control, and the shipment of scrap metal, debris, and contractor property off site. The contractor continued decommissioning the WWTP and has completed the processing of all contaminated water and filter pressing all the sludge from the processing equipment. The contractor continued re-grading the stockpile of ash in preparation for the planting of vegetation. A sub contractor used farm equipment to blend compost, fertilizer and Bion Soil with the stock pile. The contractor continued to disconnect electrical and communications lines on site. The remainder of the trailers onsite are being prepped for shipment off site.

Related site activities included a weekly progress meeting held on Tuesday, August 10, 1999, with representatives from the USEPA, PADEP, USACE, the city of Lock Haven and OHM in attendance.

Major activities for the next week include the contractor shipping the waste water treatment plant components off site, the removal of several leased trailers from site, the receipt and stockpile of stone for the storm water drainage system, the planting of vegetation on the stockpile and irrigation of the same, and dust control. The contractor will begin re-grading the area south and east of the bottom ash building and placing geo-textile fabric and stone in these areas. The contractor will begin constructing swales around the stockpile to control storm water.

PREPARED BY: Chad Thompson for Michael Ogden USACE


Friday, August 6, 1999

FOR DATES: From 7:00 a.m. Friday, July 30, 1999 to 7:00 a.m. Friday, August 6, 1999.

The prime contractor, OHM, continued to demobilize equipment and facilities from the site. OHM is currently working 4 ten hour days Monday to Thursday.

Site activities during the time frame of this report included the treatment of water in the waste water treatment plant (WWTP), dust control, and the shipment of scrap metal, debris, and contractor property off site. The contractor continued decommissioning the WWTP and is completing the processing of all contaminated water and filter pressing all the sludge from the processing equipment. The contractor completed the cutting of sheet pile around the perimeter of the site two feet below final grade. The contractor continued re-grading the stockpile of ash in preparation for the planting of vegetation. Related to this activity tractor trailer loads of compost material were delivered to the site for blending with the ash prior to planting vegetation. A sub contractor used farm equipment to blend compost with the stock pile. The contractor continued to disconnect electrical and communications lines on site. The remainder of the trailers onsite are being prepped for shipment off site.

Related site activities included a weekly progress meeting held on Tuesday, August 3, 1999, with representatives from the USEPA, PADEP, USACE, the city of Lock Haven and OHM in attendance.

Major activities for the next week include the contractor shipping the waste water treatment plant components off site, the spreading and blending of compost, BionSoil, and fertilizer with the ash stockpile, and dust control. The contractor will begin re-grading the area south and east of the bottom ash building and placing geo-textile fabric and stone in these areas.

PREPARED BY: Chad Thompson for Michael Ogden USACE

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