On Wednesday June 5, 2019, the City of Newark Public Works and Water Resources Department will be holding a public information session for PCB removal associated with the Rodney Stormwater Pond and Park Project environmental remediation work. This information session will be held at the Newark Municipal Building Council Chambers located at 220 S. Main Street from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A brief presentation followed by a question and answer session will be led by City staff at 4:15 p.m. City staff, along with our contractor and engineer, will be on hand to provide further information and answer any questions.
The planned work involves removal of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) contaminated soils and concrete associated with electric transformers that have been removed from inside of three buildings and the powerhouse on the site. The work is estimated to take 2.5 weeks to complete. PCB’s were historically used in the oil filled electric equipment and would contaminate the surrounding soils when leaks occurred. The PCB’s are bound to the soils and concrete and any disturbance will be fully contained within the buildings using negative pressure containment and air filtering. These remedial actions and construction methods have been approved through DNREC’s Final Plan of Remedial Action for the site.
Please plan to attend this meeting to better understand the scope of work. If you are unable to make the meeting or would like to have a question considered before the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.