BNSF Galena Derailment

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BNSF contractors monitoring soil flushing operations
<br />Date Taken: 7/23/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Flushing soils adjacent to track ballast to flush out crude oil for recovery in trench and on site treatment.
<br />Date Taken: 7/23/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Backfilling excavation area behind access ramp with clean sand to facilitate removal of ramp
<br />Date Taken: 4/21/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
River sampling is conducted when > 1" of rain falls near Site to ensure no run-off impacts to Harris Slough
<br />Date Taken: 4/21/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Excavated soils from primary impacted area. A trench with sumps was installed along the railroad ballast to collect remaining product
<br />Date Taken: 4/1/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Illinois EPA Rockford Field Office personnel conducting daily oversight of excavation operations
<br />Date Taken: 4/1/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Loading out contaminated soil for transport to landfill facility<br />Date Taken: 4/1/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Impacted area where contaminated soils are being excavated<br />Date Taken: 3/27/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Harris Slough of the Mississippi River adjacent to the impacted area. There has been no sheen evident and no impact measured through sampling to surface water.
<br />Date Taken: 3/27/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Temporary water treatment plant set up on site to treat contact water during excavation activities
<br />Date Taken: 3/27/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Last of the sheet piles being installed on the north side of the impact area <br />Date Taken: 3/19/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Daily Operations Briefing held at initiation of day work shift (0700hrs)<br />Date Taken: 3/17/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Two different sheet pile contractors have been working around the clock to install containment around the impacted area.<br />Date Taken: 3/17/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Sheet pile installation around impacted area
<br />Date Taken: 3/15/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Sheet pile installation along the shoreline to isolate impacted area from potential inundation from rising river levels
<br />Date Taken: 3/14/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Containment boom maintenance and surface water sampling from air boats deployed in the Harris Slough of the Mississippi River<br />Date Taken: 3/14/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Geoprobe conducting soil boring operations to characterize and sample subsurface at perimeter of impacted area<br />Date Taken: 3/13/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Derailed tanker cars are being emptied, cleaned, purged and cut up for removal from the Site and scrapping.<br />Date Taken: 3/13/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: 42.374675<br />Longitude: -90.4438777777778<br />Tags:
Daily operations briefing held in front of EPA's MCP.<br />Date Taken: 3/9/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Impacted tanker cars being cut up for removal from the derailment site.<br />Date Taken: 3/12/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: 42.3748827777778<br />Longitude: -90.4439919444444<br />Tags:
Workers clearing wreckage from impacted area of derailment site<br />Date Taken: 3/12/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: 42.3737102777778<br />Longitude: -90.4431608333333<br />Tags:
Derailment site foreman explaining current situation to U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman
<br />Date Taken: 3/9/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Air boats deploying containment boom and monitoring surfacewater for sheen on the Harris Slough of the Mississippi River<br />Date Taken: 3/8/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
OSC Jaime Brown explaining site activities to Regional Administrator Susan Hedman and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos
<br />Date Taken: 3/9/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Soil berm constructed between derailed cars and river edge<br />Date Taken: 3/7/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
OSC Benning conducting assessment of derailment scene<br />Date Taken: 3/7/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
OSCs Mendoza & Faryan discussing response strategies with BNSF Railway contractors
<br />Date Taken: 3/7/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Derailed rail cars on fire. Soil berm with spilled oil to contain spilled oil is in the foreground. <br />Date Taken: 3/6/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
View of Derailment in close proximity next to the Galena River. <br />Date Taken: 3/6/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Fire ongoing at derailment site<br />Date Taken: 3/6/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Fire at derailment site<br />Date Taken: 3/5/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags:
Fire at derailment site<br />Date Taken: 3/5/2015<br />Category: Site Photo<br />Latitude: <br />Longitude: <br />Tags: