EU001 is a residential cleanup of dioxin contamination located in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. See Polrep 1 for more details.
Set up for the soil removal activities began in August and consisted of: building a staging area for personnel and equipment, road building within staging area and creation of access points through pre-existing berm to staging area, the placement of landscape fabric and stone under crawlspaces and decks to minimize human exposure to contaminants, and creating permanent floors in outdoor sheds.
Removal activities of contaminated soil began on September 2, 2008. Pre-excavation activities on these properties include moving of outdoor personal property to the staging area and the removal of trees and brush. During removal activities, crews removed 2 feet of contaminated soil in residential areas and 1 foot of soil from the “transition zones” (non-residential). After the removal of soil was complete, crews placed landscape fabric as a demarcation layer, backfilled with clean fill and topsoil and prepared the area for landscaping and sod placement. All removal activities of contaminated soil were completed on October 8, 2008.
From Monday, November 3rd, 2008, through Thursday, November 20th, 2008, the PRP contractors continued to clean the interior of homes and to replace carpeting or install flooring as appropriate.
Tuesday, November 25th, the PRP contractors conducted confirmation wipe sampling at all occupied residental homes.
Removal activities complete.
The PRP is to draft a post-removal site control plan. The PRP has contacted MDEQ, who in turn contacted EPA, to set up a first meeting.
A post-removal monitoring plan is to be generated and a meeting to discuss this is being planned.