Update Week Ending July 06, 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 30 through July 6, 2012:

  • Continued the geotechnical borings east and west of the canal.
  • Work continued over the weekend of June 30th and through July 3rd.

Future (two week look-ahead) activities:

  • Drilling will begin in the Gowaus Canal, north of Union Street, the week of July 9th. The work will be completed from a barge. The work in the canal will take approximately 2 weeks to complete.
  • Land side drilling will resume after PDI borings are completed in the Gowanus Canal.