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EPA Cleanups: GE-Pittsfield/Housatonic River Site

Housatonic River ½ Mile Removal - Photo Gallery

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November 24, 1999 - Excavation of contaminated sediments in Cell A.November 24, 1999
Excavation of contaminated sediments in Cell A.
December 7, 1999 - Cell A: Placement of sediment backfill; silty-sand isolation layer, geotextile fabric and rip-rap visible.December 7, 1999
Cell A: Placement of sediment backfill; silty-sand isolation layer, geotextile fabric and rip-rap visible.
December 7, 1999 - Cell A: Placement of one-foot thick layer of rip-rap onto geotextile fabric.December 7, 1999
Cell A: Placement of one-foot thick layer of rip-rap onto geotextile fabric.
December 21, 1999 - Cell B: Excavation of contaminated sediments; removal of sediments via container lifted by crane.December 21, 1999
Cell B: Excavation of contaminated sediments; removal of sediments via container lifted by crane.
December 23, 1999 - Cell B: Excavation of sediments, GE Plant on right; Hibbard Playground on left.December 23, 1999
Cell B: Excavation of sediments, GE Plant on right; Hibbard Playground on left.
December 25, 1999 - Cell B: Final grading of one-foot layer of rip-rap onto geotextile fabric.December 25, 1999
Cell B: Final grading of one-foot layer of rip-rap onto geotextile fabric.
December 25, 1999 - Cell B: Restored river bottom.December 25, 1999
Cell B: Restored river bottom.
January 11, 2000 - Cell C: Stockpile of heavily contaminated sediments adjacent to permanent, impermeable, source control sheetpile.January 11, 2000
Cell C: Stockpile of heavily contaminated sediments adjacent to permanent, impermeable, source control sheetpile.
January 11, 2000 - Cell C: Excavation of sediments with small excavator, removal of sediments with large excavator located on top of bank.January 11, 2000
Cell C: Excavation of sediments with small excavator, removal of sediments with large excavator located on top of bank.
January 24, 2000 - Cell C: Approximate one foot diameter pool of black DNAPL (or heavy oil) uncovered in Cell C.January 24, 2000
Cell C: Approximate one foot diameter pool of black DNAPL (or heavy oil) uncovered in Cell C.
January 28, 2000 - Cell C: Excavation of sediments and bank soils.January 28, 2000
Cell C: Excavation of sediments and bank soils.
January 28, 2000 - Cell C: Initial attempt to remove DNAPL (or heavy oil) by excavation down to four feet.January 28, 2000
Cell C: Initial attempt to remove DNAPL (or heavy oil) by excavation down to four feet.
February 4, 2000 - Cell C: Backfill of sediments/banks adjacent to permanent, source control sheetpile. Bottom geotextile, sand, top geotextile, and rip-rap layers visible.February 4, 2000
Cell C: Backfill of sediments/banks adjacent to permanent, source control sheetpile. Bottom geotextile, sand, top geotextile, and rip-rap layers visible.
February 26, 2000 - Cell C: Final restoration of river channel and bank; exclusive of plantings.February 26, 2000
Cell C: Final restoration of river channel and bank; exclusive of plantings.
March 16, 2000 - DNAPL saturated sediments stockpiled within the "DNAPL" Cell.March 16, 2000
DNAPL saturated sediments stockpiled within the "DNAPL" Cell.
March 31, 2000 - "DNAPL" Cell with bracing installed to allow for excavation to a depth of approximately nine feet; Taken prior to additional DNAPL excavation activities.March 31, 2000
"DNAPL" Cell with bracing installed to allow for excavation to a depth of approximately nine feet; Taken prior to additional DNAPL excavation activities.
May 19, 2000 - Cell F-1: South side of river looking upstream (East); Restoration complete.May 19, 2000
Cell F-1: South side of river looking upstream (East); Restoration complete.
May 24, 2000 - Cells A and C: North side of river looking upstream (East); Restoration complete including planting.May 24, 2000
Cells A and C: North side of river looking upstream (East); Restoration complete including planting.
May 31, 2000 - Cell G-1: North side of the river looking upstream; Sediment excavation moving upstream.May 31, 2000
Cell G-1: North side of the river looking upstream; Sediment excavation moving upstream.
May 2012 - Looking south from Newell Street Bridge (the beginning of the 1/2-Mile Reach)May 2012
Looking south from Newell Street Bridge (the beginning of the 1/2-Mile Reach)
May 2013 - View of 1/2 Mile reach North of Lyman StreetMay 2013
View of 1/2 Mile reach North of Lyman Street
May 2013 - Looking South from Newell Street Bridge (beginning of the 1/2-Mile Reach)May 2013
Looking South from Newell Street Bridge (beginning of the 1/2-Mile Reach)

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