For this high profile project, First Environment is investigating the extent and magnitude of contaminated fill material placed on the 27-acre Veterans Field in Edgewater, New Jersey, which serves as a public park. The project team installed approximately 550 borings and collected approximately 1,150 samples for laboratory analysis. Ultimately, the data generated as a result of the investigation provided the means for full-scale remediation of the site. To document the results and findings of the remediation, and to provide a site-specific remedial action approach, First Environment prepared two remedial phase documents: a Remedial Investigation Report/Remedial Action Work Plan (RIR/RAWP) and a Self-Implementing PCB Cleanup Work Plan (SIP), which were submitted to NJDEP and EPA, respectively.
First Environment’s RAWP/SIP proposed the excavation and offsite disposal of approximately 56,650 tons of PCB-impacted material. In addition, the project team is currently supervising the completion of site restoration activities, which are being performed to facilitate the future renovation of the public park. Additional remedial action activities will include implementing institutional (Deed Notice) and engineering controls (demarcation barrier and cap), as well as preparation of NJDEP documents, including a Soil Remedial Action Permit Application, Remedial Action Report, and Response Action Outcome for the site.
First Environment’s scope of work also included preparing bid specification documents, facilitating the public bidding process, attending regular public meetings and weekly status meetings with key Borough personnel, and coordinating with the Borough’s engineer.