Contaminated Soil Removal
Contractors hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently began clean-up actions for the removal of contaminated soil at the Greenwood Chemical Site. The Army Corps of Engineers is working with EPA to address the contamination at the site. Listed below are actions begun this winter, and actions planned for the near future.
- Clean-up contractor and Army Corps of Engineers set up offices on site.
- EPA established 24-hour site security.
- Workers began clearing the site, including above-ground portions of trees and shrubs.
- Erect a fence around the site to restrict access to the affected areas.
- Implement dust control measures on site and during transportation of soil.
- Excavate approximately 11,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil.
- Load excavated soil into trucks and transport the soil off site for treatment and disposal.
- Backfill excavated areas with clean soil.
Ground Water Clean-up
- Complete the field work for the ground water treatment system.
- Prepare the design plans for the treatment system.
- Construct and operate the ground water pump and treat system.
Deep Soil Clean-up
- Complete a study of the methods available to address the deep soil contamination.
- Select a recommended clean-up action and present all of the clean-up options to the community at a public meeting.
- Review community input on the clean-up options and select a final clean-up action for deep soils.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact the following EPA representative to receive additional information about the Greenwood Chemical Superfund Site.
Community Involvement Coordinator
Information is also available at the local information repository. The repository contains all site-related documents used by EPA at the Greenwood Chemical Site.
Crozet Branch Library
Route 240, Box 430
Crozet, VA 22932