Weekly Update, September 24, 2010

Remedial Investigation field work commenced in late-March at the former Metropolitan Works MGP as part of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)-approved Remedial Investigation Work Plan (RIWP).  The work includes the installation of soil borings, monitoring wells, test pit excavations, and indoor air and sub-slab soil vapor points to gather information required to determine the nature and extent of impacts at the former Metropolitan Works MGP. 

Activities Week of September 20– September 24:

  • Completed removal of drill rig from work area adjacent to Gowanus Canal using crane contractor.
  • Completed well development at well triplet (MW-9S, MW-9I, and MW-9D) adjacent to canal.

Future (two week look - ahead) activities:

  • Perform well gauging in conjunction with EPA gauging at wells along Gowanus Canal.
Complete aquifer testing at select well locations and groundwater sampling at all well locations.