Environmental Monitoring 09/20/16

USEPA issued a modification to the Pompton Lakes Works facility RCRA permit on June 22, 2015 to remove mercury impacted soils and sediment from Pompton Lake. The remedy encompasses four areas consisting of approximately 40 acres. The areas identified in the permit modification include upland soils between Rotary Park and the lake, the lake bottom adjacent to Rotary Park, and the lake bottom at two downstream locations. A map depicting these areas is provided above. A Corrective Measures Implementation (CMI) work plan which describes the means and methods upon which the remedy will be completed was approved by USEPA on April 22, 2016. Field activities associated with the remedy commenced in early June 2016.  Work completed in 2016 consisted of the removal of soils in the Uplands Are and sediments in the Island Area and Lake Area A.  Work completed in 2017 consisted of the removal of sediment from the Delta Area. Environmental monitoring of surface water (turbidity), air (dust and mercury vapor), and noise is being conducted in accordance with the CMI work plan during the removal phases of the remediation program. Download Monitor and Removal Area Detail View  

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Chemours is committed to sharing monitoring data (turbidity, dust, mercury vapor) collected during remedy implementation with the community. The graphs below contain data from the various monitoring locations around the project area.

1. Wind Monitoring

Wind Environmental Monitor Graph
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2. PM10 Particulate (Dust) Monitoring

Dust Environmental Monitor Graph
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Comments

In reviewing the data, specifically around the elevated reading that occurred at approximately 1500, it appears that there was likely a diesel vehicle or piece of equipment idling in the area of monitoring station AM-3.

There were no dredging or truck loading activities that occurred in the area of this monitoring station during the day.

The local wind during this timeframe was from the southeast (from the lake towards Lakeside Avenue). Therefore, monitoring station AM-3 would have been considered as side gradient.  Stations AM-1 and AM-2 would have been considered downgradient and are both located closer to the dredging operations and truck loading operations for the day.


3. Mercury Vapor Monitoring

Mercury Environmental Monitor Graph
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4. Turbidity Monitoring

Turbidity Environmental Monitor Graph
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