Environmental Monitoring 10/23/17

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 Area 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 Work to be completed in 2018 consists of the placement of eco-layer material in the Delta Area and Island Area as well as restoration in these two areas. As of 8 July 2018, eco-layer material placement in both areas has been completed and restoration is in progress.

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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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In general, the dust meters at all monitoring stations were experiencing issues due to the higher humidity over the course of the morning (between approximately 0830 and 1100).  This resulted in elevated dust readings being recorded.

The elevated readings at monitoring station AM-4 between approximately 0930 and 1030 was due to the load-out of tree debris from shoreline dredging immediately adjacent to the monitoring station.  This station is located near the water’s edge.  There was no visible dust during this activity.

3. Mercury Vapor Monitoring

Mercury Environmental Monitor Graph
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4. Turbidity Monitoring

Turbidity Environmental Monitor Graph
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