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  1. EPA considering modifications due to the flooding in the area? (8-10-2009)

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  1. Is EPA considering modifications due to the flooding in the area? (8-10-2009)

    During Phase II of the Removal Action, EPA is diverting water from the culvert on Chestnut Street to the confluence of Rose Valley and Wissahickon Creek. There are 2 pumps located near the South Gate of the site to help divert the water, with one pump working full time and an additional pump that will be activated if the first pump fails or if it is needed to assist the first pump due to an increase in water flow. However, in a heavy storm event in which both pumps would be unable to effectively pump the water, EPA will turn off the pumps and allow the stream to flow normally. Following such a storm event, EPA would then go back to begin efforts to divert the stream, again.

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