Weekly Update – Week Ending May 13, 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 and revised a second RIWP (Addendum No. 2) to complete additional investigations to the west of the MGP.  The work is described in the February 2, 2011 Revised Final RIWP Addendum No.2.  An additional boring was proposed within a street right-of-way (ROW) to the north of the MGP as part of the Revised Final RIWP Addendum No. 2 in March 2011.  The additional boring is described in a letter work plan dated March 30, 2011.These documents are available in the Key Documents/Major Reports section of this website.

Activities May 7 through May 13:

  • No activities completed.

Future (two week look-ahead) activities:

  • Gauge groundwater wells at the MGP site and surrounding areas.
  • Collect groundwater samples and complete groundwater hydraulic conductivity tests at newly installed Revised Final RIWP Addendum No. 2 monitoring wells.
  • Demobilization