U.S. EPA TO BEGIN CLEANUP AT MARGARET’S CREEK SECTOR
(PART OF THE RARITAN BAY SLAG SUPERFUND SITE)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a cleanup at the Margaret’s Creek Sector of the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund Site, located in Old Bridge Township, N.J. Areas within the Margaret’s Creek Sector where battery casings, slag and lead contaminated soil and sediment have been identified will be excavated and disposed of off-site.
EPA and its contractors plan to begin work in Spring 2017. The work is expected to take approximately 8 months from start to finish. The work hours will be 40 – 45 hours weekly, Monday through Friday, and will occur between the hours of 7 am – 4:30 pm.
Preliminary site preparations are ongoing and include mobilizing to the site, clearing and grubbing brush, identifying utilities, and constructing a staging area and access roads.
Due to the proximity of local businesses and residential areas to the site, public safety is a high priority. Protective measures that will be utilized at the site include but are not limited to:
Dust Suppression – water will be used to control dust migration in active areas of the site, including excavation areas, backfill storage areas, and waste handling areas.
Perimeter Air Monitoring – air monitoring stations will be established around the perimeter of the site to monitor particulates in the air at or near the site.
Fencing will be placed around active areas of the site.
Security will be provided during non-work hours and holidays.
Additional information regarding the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site can be found at: https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0206276. If you have additional questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact:
Tanya Mitchell, EPA Remedial Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, (212) 637-4362 or
Pat Seppi, EPA Community Liaison, email@example.com, (646) 369-0068