Update Week Ending June 29, 2012

Pre-Design Investigation

A Pre-Design Investigation (PDI) commenced on June 4, 2012 at the former Fulton Municipal Works MGP. The scope of work is being conducted under a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)-approved Pre-design Investigation Work Plan (PDI WP). The work will be conducted in and on properties adjacent to the Gowanus Canal, in the vicinity of the former Fulton Municipal Works MGP. The work includes the installation of soil borings, monitoring wells, a utility survey and structural surveys to gather geotechnical data and further define the nature and extent of impacts.

The scope of work is presented in the PDI WP titled Fulton Municipal Works Former Manufactured Gas Plant Site, Final Interim Remedial Measure, Pre-Design Investigation Work Plan, dated March 2012. This document is available in the Key Documents/Major Reports section of this website.

Activities June 25 through June 29, 2012:

  • Continued the geotechnical borings east and west of the canal.

Future (two week look-ahead) activities:

  • Continue the installation of soil borings on properties east and west of the Canal.
  • Work will continue on the weekend of June 30 and July 1. No work will be done on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
  • Drilling will begin in the Gowanus Canal, north of Union Street, the week of July 9th. The work will be completed from a barge.
  • Land side drilling will be on hold while the work is completed in the Gowanus Canal.