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Drake Chemical

EPA Weekly Situation Reports for June 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, June 25, 1999

FOR DATES: From 7:00 a.m. Friday, June 18, 1999 to 7:00 a.m. Friday, June 25, 1999.

The prime contractor, OHM, completed the shipment of all of the components and support equipment from the TDF. OHM is currently working 4 ten hour days Monday - Thursday preparing the site for re-grading.

Site activities during the time frame of this report included equipment decontamination, the treatment of decontamination water in the waste water treatment plant, dust control, and the shipment of scrap metal, debris, and contractor property offsite. The contractor completed the decon of the bottom ash building and equipment decon pad. OHM completed the placement of ash in the former feed prep building area, in order to match the elevation of the TDF pad. ConCover was applied to the ash stockpile to control dust. The majority of small concrete pedestals on the TDF pad were removed using a concrete saw and jack hammers.

Related site activities included a weekly progress meeting held on Tuesday, June 22, 1999, with representatives from the USEPA, PADEP, USACE, OHM, and the City of Lock Haven in attendance.

Major activities for the next week include the decontamination of the fly ash building, the movement of ash from the southern end of the stockpile to the northern slope, the dismantle of the fly ash bin walls, and preparing site support trailers for shipment offsite. The waste water treatment plant continues to operate treating all water used to decontaminate equipment and structures.

PREPARED BY: Chad Thompson for Michael Ogden USACE


Friday, June 18, 1999

FOR DATES: From 7:00 a.m. Friday, June 11, 1999 to 7:00 a.m. Friday, June 18, 1999.

The prime contractor, OHM, completed the demobilization of the thermal destruction facility (TDF) and supporting structures and equipment. The subcontractor responsible for the crane and rigging of the large equipment on the TDF completed work on Thursday, June 17, 1999. OHM is currently working 12 hours per day, 5 days a week demobilizing the TDF and support equipment. Starting Monday June 21 the contractor will start working 4 ten hour days Monday - Thursday preparing the site for re-grading.

Site activities during the time frame of this report included the dismantle of the TDF (100% complete), equipment decontamination, the treatment of decontamination water in the waste water treatment plant, dust control, and the shipment of scrap metal, debris, and contractor property offsite. The subcontractor responsible for the crane and rigging of the larger pieces of equipment completed work this week. The 500 ton hydraulic crane was demobilized from the site. The major equipment removed from the TDF included the rotary kiln, discharge breech and supporting structural steel, the motor control trailer, the emergency generator, the lime silo, and several storage box trailers. The contractor started the decon of the bottom ash building and equipment decon pad. Also started raising the elevation of the former feed prep building area using ash.

Related site activities included a weekly progress meeting held on Tuesday, June 15, 1999, with representatives from the USEPA, PADEP, USACE, OHM, and the City of Lock Haven in attendance.

Major activities for the next week include the decon of the bottom ash building, the flyash building, the TDF and ash pads, and the equipment decon pad. The removal of concrete pedestals on the TDF pad will begin next week. The waste water treatment plant will continue to operate until all decon activities on the site are complete.

PREPARED BY: Chad Thompson for Michael Ogden USACE


Friday, June 11, 1999

FOR DATES: From 7:00 a.m. Friday, June 4, 1999 to 7:00 a.m. Friday, June 11, 1999.

The prime contractor, OHM, continued to demobilize the thermal destruction facility (TDF) and supporting structures and equipment. The subcontractor responsible for the crane and rigging of the large equipment on the TDF continued working 10 hrs per day. The refractory removal subcontractor completed work on Thursday, June 10th. OHM is currently working 12 hours per day, 5 days a week demobilizing the TDF and support equipment.

Site activities during the time frame of this report included the dismantle of the TDF (95% complete), the removal of the kiln refractory (100% complete), equipment decontamination, the treatment of decontamination water in the waste water treatment plant, dust control, and the shipment of scrap metal, debris, and contractor property offsite. The subcontractor responsible for the crane and rigging of the larger pieces of equipment continued work this week. A 500 ton hydraulic crane was mobilized to the site to lift the larger components. The major equipment removed from the TDF this week was the entire secondary combustion chamber (SCC) tower and the entire evaporative quench tower. The subcontractor responsible for the kiln refractory removal completed work and demobilized from the site.

Related site activities included a weekly progress meeting held on Tuesday, June 8, 1999, with representatives from the USEPA, PADEP, USACE, OHM, and the City of Lock Haven in attendance.

Major activities for the next week include the removal of the kiln shell and support structure, the kiln discharge breech, the motor control trailer, and the emergency generator. Once these activities are completed the demobilization of the TDF will be complete. The decontamination of the ash buildings and concrete pads will begin. Any materials that were collected and sampled will be back filled as analytical reports are received, this includes the kiln refractory material.

PREPARED BY: Chad Thompson for Michael Ogden USACE


Friday, June 4, 1999

FOR DATES: From 7:00 a.m. Friday, May 28 1999 to 7:00 a.m. Friday, June 4, 1999.

The prime contractor, OHM, continued to demobilize the thermal destruction facility (TDF) and supporting structures and equipment. The subcontractor responsible for the crane and rigging of the large equipment on the TDF continued working 12 hrs per day. The refractory removal subcontractor has removed approximately 20 lineal feet from inside the kiln. The refractory removal work continues to be performed during daylight hours only. OHM is currently working 12 hours per day, 5 days a week demobilizing the TDF and support equipment. The refractory removal subcontractor will be working this Saturday.

Site activities during the time frame of this report included the dismantle of the TDF (93% complete) and feed preparation sprung structure (completed), removal of the kiln refractory (30% complete), equipment decontamination, the treatment of decontamination water in the waste water treatment plant, dust control, and the shipment of scrap metal, debris, and contractor property offsite. The subcontractor responsible for the crane and rigging of the larger pieces of equipment continued work this week. The major equipment removed from the TDF this week was the thermal relief vent, the cyclone including it's crossover ducting to the secondary combustion chamber and its structural steel supports, the last of the ladders and landings on the SCC and evaporative cooler, the bottom ash bin walls and the twin soil feed hoppers and weighbelt.

Related site activities included a weekly progress meeting held on Tuesday, June 1, 1999, with representatives from the USEPA, PADEP, USACE, OHM, and the City of Lock Haven in attendance.

Major activities for the next week include the removal of the kiln refractory, bring 500-ton crane on site to start removal of SCC and evaporative cooler, finish removal of the feed prep. liner, decontamination of equipment and continued offsite shipment of parts and equipment.

PREPARED BY: John Ricard for Michael Ogden USACE

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