Update Week Ending August 17, 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 August 13 through August 17, 2012:

  • Continued the boundary and utility surveys on private properties west of the canal.
  • Continued installing delineation borings west of the canal.
  • Continue utility surveys west of the canal.

Future (two week look-ahead) activities:

  • Continue installing the remaining delineation and geotechnical borings as private property access permits.
  • Complete the structural surveys for select buildings adjacent to the canal.