Weekly Update – Week Ending October 16, 2009

Remedial Investigation

Remedial Investigation field work resumed in late May at the former Fulton Municipal Works MGP as part of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)-approved Remedial Investigation Work Plan (RIWP).  The work includes the installation of soil borings, monitoring wells, test pit excavations, and soil vapor points to gather information required to determine the nature and extent of impacts within the footprint of and adjacent to the former Fulton Municipal Works MGP.  National Grid continued to pursue access to complete the remaining proposed RI activities.

Based upon the preliminary findings of the RI completed to date, National Grid and NYSDEC agreed that additional off-site investigations were needed in the vicinity of the MGP.  The off-site work is described in the July 20, 2009 RIWP Addendum.  National Grid completed these additional off-site field installation activities at the beginning of August and sampling activities in mid-September.
Activities October 12 through October 16:

  • Collected samples to characterize generated materials for disposal.  

Future (two week look-ahead) activities:

  • No activities anticipated.

There are no anticipated field activities for the near term at the Fulton MGP Site. National Grid is continuing to secure access to complete the next phase of the approved RI scope of work.  At this time, the weekly web updates will be discontinued until the next phase of work is about to begin.