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Copley Square Photos

June 2013

1-inch cover pipe for water service connecting to watermain.

This sign, located between Copley Square Plaza and Meadow Run, marks the area where EPA’s soil and ground water cleanup is taking place.

 

October 2012

1-inch cover pipe for water service connecting to watermain.

Trenches being dug for the new water lines.

Water truck spreading and cleaning site after work day.

Yards were restored with topsoil after the water hookups were completed.

Air monitoring station.

A contractor spreads grass seed during the restoration process.

Asphalt dirveway repair.

A private residential well is sealed after the home was connected to city water.

Asphalt repair on S Plainview.

Yards were restored with topsoil and then seeded, fertilized and mulched.

Asphalt truck along Appletree.

An erosion control "blanket" is installed as part of the area's restoration.

 

Summer 2012

1-inch cover pipe for water service connecting to watermain.

1-inch cover pipe for water service connecting to watermain.

Water truck spreading and cleaning site after work day.

Water truck spreading and cleaning site after work day.

Air monitoring station.

Air monitoring station.

Asphalt dirveway repair.

Asphalt dirveway repair.

Asphalt repair on S Plainview.

Asphalt repair on S Plainview.

Asphalt truck along Appletree.

Asphalt truck along Appletree.

Concrete driveway repair.

Concrete driveway repair.

Conducting pressure test.

Conducting pressure test.

Final asphalt surface with roller truck.

Final asphalt surface with roller truck.

Fire hydrant and valve connection to watermain.

Fire hydrant and valve connection to watermain.

Laying drainage pipe on driveway.

Laying drainage pipe on driveway.

Laying out pipe on trench along ROW of Elizabeth.

Laying out pipe on trench along right-of-way of Elizabeth.

Laying pipe in trench along right-of-way of S. Plainview.

Laying pipe in trench along right-of-way of S. Plainview.

Pipe in trench on S. Plainview.

Pipe in trench on S. Plainview.

Pouring mortar as backfill on trench along Appletree.

Pouring mortar as backfill on trench along Appletree.

Saw cut asphalt along Appletree.

Saw cut asphalt along Appletree.

The Copley Square Team:  Susan Pastor, EPA, Mike Bolas, Ohio EPA and Margaret Gielniewski, EPA.

The Copley Square Team: Susan Pastor, EPA, Mike Bolas, Ohio EPA and Margaret Gielniewski, EPA.

Eric Cantor, Akron Utility Service, stops by to see the work.

Eric Cantor, Akron Utility Service, stops by to see the work.

Joe Okolish, Akron Public Utilities Bureau, is always available to help.

Joe Okolish, Akron Public Utilities Bureau, is always available to help

Some of the equipment used in the water main installation project.

Some of the equipment used in the water main installation project.

EPA Project Manager Margaret Gielniewski talks with a Copley resident about his water connection.

EPA Project Manager Margaret Gielniewski talks with a Copley resident about his water connection.

Two 8-inch pipes are interconnected.

Two 8-inch pipes are interconnected.

The first fire hydrant is prepared for installation.

The first fire hydrant is prepared for installation.

A close-up look at a locking gasket for the 8-inch pipes.

A close-up look at a locking gasket for the 8-inch pipes.

The first fire hydrant is bolted into an 8-inch iron pipe.

The first fire hydrant is bolted into an 8-inch iron pipe.

EPA's contractor shows Ohio EPA's Mike Bolas and EPA Project Manager Margaret Gielniewski the gaskets used to join the water pipelines.

EPA's contractor shows Ohio EPA's Mike Bolas and EPA Project Manager Margaret Gielniewski the gaskets used to join the water pipelines.

An 8-inch locking gasket prevents leaking between pipes.

An 8-inch locking gasket prevents leaking between pipes.

A track-mounted excavator digs one of the first trenches.

A track-mounted excavator digs one of the first trenches.

This 8-inch iron pipe is set in place before it is attached to the first fire hydrant.

This 8-inch iron pipe is set in place before it is attached to the first fire hydrant.

Each 8-inch pipe is covered in heavy plastic for extra protection before it is covered with dirt.

Each 8-inch pipe is covered in heavy plastic for extra protection before it is covered with dirt.

 

Spring 2011

EPA Remedial Project Manager Margaret Gielniewski oversees a contractor as he installs a soil gas well to test for vapor intrusion next to a home in the Meadows of Copley subdivision.

EPA Remedial Project Manager Margaret Gielniewski oversees a contractor as he installs a soil gas well to test for vapor intrusion next to a home in the Meadows of Copley subdivision.

EPA contractors use a piece of equipment called a "Geoprobe" to sample vapors in the Meadows of Copley.

EPA contractors use a piece of equipment called a "Geoprobe" to sample vapors in the Meadows of Copley.

EPA Remedial Project Manager Margaret Gielniewski and her contractor use a device called a "photoionization detector" to read soil gas levels.

EPA Remedial Project Manager Margaret Gielniewski and her contractor use a device called a "photoionization detector" to read soil gas levels.

 

 

Winter 2005 - 2006

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An EPA contractor tests a soil

An EPA contractor tests a soil "core" dug from the Copley Square Plaza parking lot.

A close-up look at a soil core being tested for volatile organic compounds, including tetrachloroethene which is one of the main contaminents of concern.

A close-up look at a soil "core" being tested for volatile organic compounds, including tetrachloroethene which is one of the main contaminants of concern.

An EPA contractor removes a soil core from a drill rig at Copley Square PLaza.

An EPA contractor removes a soil "core" from a drill rig at Copley Square Plaza.

Using a GPS unit to map the place where a soil gas vapor probe will be installed.

Using a GPS unit to map the place where a soil gas vapor probe will be installed.

An EPA contractor drills into the Copley Square PLaza parking lot using a device called a membrane interface probe.

An EPA contractor drills into the Copley Square Plaza parking lot using a device called a membrane interface probe.

An EPA contractor reads test results taken with a device called a membrane interface probe.

An EPA contractor reads test results taken with a device called a membrane interface probe.

An EPA contractor uses a device called a membrane interface probe in the field between the Copley Square Plaza parking lot and the Meadows of Copley townhome complex.

An EPA contractor uses a device called a membrane interface probe in the field between the Copley Square Plaza parking lot and the Meadows of Copley townhome complex.

An EPA contractor checks for volatile organic compounds in the field between the Copley Square PLaza parking lot and the Meadows of Copley townhomes.

An EPA contractor checks for volatile organic compounds in the field between the Copley Square Plaza parking lot and the Meadows of Copley townhomes.

A worker feeds cable to a device called a membrane interface probe to test for volatile compounds inside the former pit room of the Danton dry cleaning business in Copley Square Plaza.

A worker feeds cable to a device called a membrane interface probe to test for volatile organic compounds inside the former pit room of the Danton dry cleaning business in Copley Square Plaza.


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