Weekly Update – Week Ending January 28, 2011

Remedial Investigation

Remedial Investigation field work at the former Fulton Municipal Works MGP is being conducted under a 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. 

Based upon the findings of the field work 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 2009.  At the request of NYSDEC, National Grid recently developed a second RIWP (Addendum No. 2) to complete additional investigations to the west of the MGP.  The work is described in the October 22, 2010 RIWP Addendum No.2.  These documents are available in the Key Documents/Major Reports section of this website.

Activities January 22 through January 28:

  • Installed soil borings within street right-of-ways (ROWs) as part of the Remedial Investigation Addendum No. 2 activities.
  • Completed utility clearance activities at proposed monitoring well locations in a street ROW.

Future (two week look-ahead) activities:

  • Continue the installation of proposed Remedial Investigation Addendum No. 2 borings and monitoring wells.
  • Complete development (pumping) of the newly installed wells to remove sediments following installation