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Armco Hamilton Photos

June 2008

Contractors collect soil samples along the shoreline of the Great Miami River.

A soil sample taken in a device called a

A soil sample taken in a device called a "split spoon" consists of gravel mixed with petroleum and water.

A soil sample taken just below the ground's surface is ready for analysis.

A soil sample taken just below the ground's surface is ready for analysis.

A borehole is drilled to install a monitoring well.

A borehole is drilled to install a monitoring well.

A pump used to take ground water samples from a monitoring well is decontaminated.

A pump used to take ground water samples from a monitoring well is decontaminated.

Photo 5 -- A water sample is taken from a monitoring well to be analyzed for VOCs.

A water sample is taken from a monitoring well to be analyzed for VOCs.

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March 2006

sonic rig

Sonic rig used to dig a hole in the ground to install a monitoring well.

soil samples

Soil samples taken from a monitoring well 26 to 39 feet deep show a combination of sand, gravel and clay.

water level

Collecting water level information to tell workers which direction ground water is flowing.

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January 2006

split spoon device

Black tar-like material dug up using a sampling device called a "split spoon" which indicates possible contamination.

soil sample

Soil sample taken.

possible contamination

Tar-like material with an oily sheen indicates possible contamination.

Creek sampling.

Creek sampling of surface water to see if contamination from landfill has moved.

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December 2005

soil sediment storage

Excess soil sediment is stored in this drum storage area before being taken away for proper disposal.

drilling

Drilling continued into the winter to collect soil samples.

November 2005

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decontamninating

Geologists decontaminating equpment.

sediment sampling

Great Miami River sediment sampling.

split spoon

Soil samples in a device called a "split spoon" that are stained and possibly contaminated from petroleum by-products.

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October 2005

drilling

Drilling to take soil samples at various depths.

surface soil samples

Surface soil sampling

prepping soil samples

Preparing soil samples to send to the lab for analysis.

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