Friday, September 20, 2013

Update on Activities at the Willow Run RACER Trust site‏

RACER, along with their contractor The Environmental Quality Co. (EQ) and consultant Conestoga Rovers and Associates, Inc.. (CRA) began implementing approved remediation activities in September 2013 at the CVO Site (2901 Tyler Road, Ypsilanti, MI).  This remediation project was discussed in the public meeting held on June 18, 2013 and with the West Willow Neighborhood association on July 15, 2013.  The remediation activities will include soil mixing, excavation and off-site disposal of contaminated soils.   During the soil mixing,  chemicals will be added to the soils to breakdown the target compounds (volatile organic compounds (VOCs)) to more innocuous compounds to allow for off-site transportation and disposal as non-hazardous waste.

Soils impacted by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) will be excavated, transported and disposed of at Wayne Disposal Inc. located in Belleville, MI.  Perimeter air monitoring will be completed during all remediation activities and engineering and/or dust control measures will be applied as needed to meet air monitoring criteria for this project.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) have reviewed and approved the remediation work plan for this project.  As discussed at the West Willow Neighborhood association meeting, biweekly updates will be provided to include but not limited to project activities completed and corresponding perimeter air monitoring results.  

In Summary, the remediation will begin this month with a forecast that all intrusive and excavation activities to be complete by mid December 2013. Please direct all questions and concerns to RACER Trust toll free at 1-855-722-3741

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