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Posted on: May 31, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Public Information Session – Rodney PCB Removal

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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

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