Tittabawassee River Dioxin - EU001

All POLREP's for this site Tittabawassee River Dioxin - EU001
Saginaw, MI - EPA Region V
POLREP #4 - Removal
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On-Scene Coordinator - Jeffrey Kimble/ Brian Schlieger 9/22/2008
Time-Critical - Removal Action Pollution Report (POLREP) #4
Start Date: 8/13/2008
Site Description
EU001 is a residential cleanup of dioxin contamination located in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan.  See Polrep 1 for more details.

Set up for the soils 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 activates 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 remove 2 feet of contaminated soil in residential areas and 1 foot of soil from the “transition zones” (non-residential).  After removal of soil is complete, crews place landscape fabric as a demarcation layer, backfill with clean fill and topsoil and prepare area for landscaping and sod placement.  



Current Activities
On Monday, September 15, 2008, crews remobilize to site and tree removal, landscaping, and support activities continued.  No soil removal was conducted due to saturated soils.

On Tuesday, September 16, 2008, soil removal, backfilling, landscaping and support activities continued.

On Wednesday, September 17, 2008, soil removal, backfilling, landscaping, and support activities continued.  Stumps were removed from properties with removed trees.

On Thursday, September 18, 2008, soil removal, backfilling and support activities continued.

On Friday, September 19, 2008, soil removal, backfilling and support activities continued. Stumps were removed from properties with removed trees.

On Saturday, September 20, 2008, backfilling and support activities continued.  No soil removal was conducted due to limited hours at landfill, but but soil grading occured to support improved drainage of water out of the area should future floods occur.  Crews demobilize from site.

On Sunday, September 21, 2008, no work was conducted.


Planned Removal Actions
•    Continue with soil removal activates from properties
•    Continue backfilling
•    Continue landscaping


Next Steps
Restore and re-landscape properties
Conduct indoor cleaning after completion of the exterior activities.
Pave Riverside Boulevard


Key Issues
Monitoring and controlling dust will continue.
Minimizing tracking of contaminated soils.


 
Disposition Of Wastes
Total dioxin-contaminated soil removed from site through 9/20/2008:  11,750.04 tons.