Completed RI/FS Activities

  • July 2014:  Received EPA’s comments on and revisions to the draft Feasibility Study on 8JUL14. Participated in a meeting with the Agencies to review and discuss EPA’s comments on the Feasibility Study on 24JUL14. Responded to EPA requests and questions regarding FS clarifications and issues relating to the draft Proposed Plan. Continued summarization of data for the pilot study.
  • June 2014:  Finalized the Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment based on Agency comments and posted to website. Continued summarization of data collected during the Field and Laboratory Media Testing for Uranium Sequestration in Groundwater pilot study.
  • May 2014: Provided EPA and MassDEP with the interim Field and Laboratory Media Testing for Depleted Uranium Sequestration in Overburden Groundwater, pilot study, report on 12 MAY 2014. Received final comments and revisions on the Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment on 14MAY2014.
  • April 2014: Received EPA approval of the Remedial Investigation Report and Human Health Risk Assessment on 2 Apr 2014. Participated in meeting with the Agencies and Public Stakeholders groups to discuss Feasibility Study on 9 Apr 2014. Continued laboratory testing of depleted uranium media used in the “Field and Laboratory Testing for Uranium Sequestration in Groundwater” pilot study.
  • March 2014: Completed the field testing portion of the uranium sequestration in groundwater. Continued revising the Feasibility Study. Provided the August 2013 1,4-dioxane groundwater data to MassDEP on 10 MAR 2014. Responded to a 21 MAR 2014 request from MassDPH contractor ERG to provide the analytical data with water sampling at the Valley Sports facility at 2320 Main Street. Participated in a 31 MAR 2014 conference call with EPA and MassDEP to discuss the FS revisions.
  • February 2014: Continued the field and laboratory media testing for uranium sequestration in groundwater. Participated in the meeting with the Agencies and public stakeholders to discuss the Feasibility Study (FS) and National Remedy Review Board meeting on 6 FEB 2014.Received EPA comments on the derivation of Preliminary Remediation Goals (PRGs) used in the FS.
  • January 2014: Continued providing support to the Agencies with response to comments from the December 2013 National Remedy Review Board. Continued field and laboratory media testing for uranium sequestration in  groundwater scope of work. Addressed additional EPA comments on the Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment (BERA). Met with EPA and Mass DEP to discuss planned revisions to the Feasibility Study (FS) to address NRRB comments.
  • December 2013: Continued providing support to EPA in preparation for the National Remedy Review Board review of the proposed remedial approach. Commenced implementation on the scope of work for the Field and Laboratory Media Testing for Uranium Sequestration in Groundwater.
  • November 2013: 
    • Continued providing support for EPA’s preparation for the National Remedy Review Board meeting scheduled for December 2013.
    • Continued data validation from August 2013 groundwater sampling event.
    • Received Agency approval for the Field and Laboratory Testing for Uranium Sequestration in Groundwater scope of work on November 25, 2013.
    • Following discussion with EPA, provided the Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment (BERA) text and tables to EPA for modification on November 14, 2013.
  • October 2013: Commenced validation of August groundwater sampling activities. Assisted EPA in variety of requests relating to EPA’s preparation for its’ presentation to the National Remedy Review board.
  • September 2013:
    • Participated in a meeting with the Agencies and public stakeholders to discuss the revised Feasibility Study on September 4, 2013.
    • Submitted the revised Remedial Investigation Report for Agency review and approval on September 5, 2013.
    • Participated in a discussion on the draft Feasibility Study on September 19, 2013 with representatives of EPA, Mass DEP, the Department of Justice, the Department of Energy, and the Respondents.
    • Submitted the final Human Health Risk Assessment and Ecological Risk Assessment on September 25, 2013, for Agency approval.
    • Submitted the Respondents’ comments on remedy selection for consideration by the National Remedy Review Board on September 30, 2013.
  • August 2013: Completed groundwater sampling activities at the site. Installed a vapor intrusion abatement system at 2250 Main Street which became operational this month. A sub-slab soil gas probe was installed in the floor of the maintenance room and a soil gas sample was taken.
  • July 2013: Notified Agencies of groundwater sampling event on select monitoring wells, which commenced on 30JUL13. Continued revisions to both the Feasibility Study Report and the Remedial Investigation Report.
  • June 2013: Continued revisions to the Feasibility Study Report. Received EPA’s comments on the Remedial Investigation Report and written comments on the draft Feasibility Study Report. Received EPA’s approval on the Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment.
  • May 2013:  Initiated revisions to the Feasibility Study Report.
  • April 2013: Participated in meeting with Agencies and public stakeholders to discuss the draft Feasibility Study.
  • March 2013: Participated in a meeting with the Agencies to discuss EPA’s and CREW’s comments on the draft Feasibility Study. Provided a proposed approach to revisions to the soils and groundwater alternatives analysis in the draft Feasibility Study.
  • February 2013: Provided copies of the final Human Health Risk Assessment, revised Ecological Risk Assessment, and draft Remedial Investigation Report to representatives of the community groups.
  • January 2013: Submitted the Feasibility Study to the Agencies for review.
  • November 2012: Submitted the Remedial Investigation Report to the Agencies for review. Provided executive summaries of the final draft Human Health Risk Assessment and the draft Ecological Risk Assessment (currently under EPA review) to CREW and the 2229 Main Street Committee.
  • October 2012: Revised Ecological Risk Assessment submitted for Agency review.
  • August 2012: Revised Human Health Risk Assessment submitted
    for Agency review.
  • December 2010: Submitted draft Human Health Risk Assessment.
  • October 2010: Submitted draft Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment.
  • August 2009: Submitted draft Human Health Risk Assessment – First Interim Deliverable.
  • January 2009: submitted “Delineation Memoranda” for Groundwater and Soils/Sediment/Surface Water.
  • December 2010: Submitted draft Human Health Risk Assessment.
  • October 2010: Submitted draft Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment.
  • August 2009: Submitted draft Human Health Risk Assessment – First Interim Deliverable.
  • January 2009: submitted “Delineation Memoranda” for Groundwater and Soils/Sediment/Surface Water.
  • April 2008: Performed Additional Phase IC Sampling.
  • July 2007: Performed Phase IC Sampling Event and Ecological Study.
  • May 2007: Revised Draft Phase IC with Response to Comments (RTC).
  • October 2006: Submitted Phase 1C Work Plan for Agency review.
  • June 2006: Treated purge water generated during RI field activities was removed from the site and disposed.
  • May 2006: Phase 1B interim groundwater sampling round completed.
  • November 2005: Phase 1A and 1B RI activities completed.
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  • September 2005: Phase 1B Scope of Work.
  • May 2005: AOI-3 (former landfill) investigation completed.
  • May 2005: First comprehensive groundwater sampling event completed.
  • January 2005: Monitoring well installation complete.
  • January 12 2005: Presentation Drum Ex Final.
  • October 2004: RI investigation underway.
  • October 5, 2004: Started groundwater profiling near the Holding Basin.
  • October 4, 2004: Installed piezometers in AOI 2.
  • September 29, 2004: Revising work plans in response to public comments.
  • September 2004: Mobilizing field equipment and trailers.
  • July 2004:Response to comments on RI/FS work plan submitted to US EPA<./li>
  • December 2003: Submitted first draft of the RI/FS work plans to EPA and MADEP.
  • August 11, 2003: The RI/FS Trust Fund was fully funded.
  • June 18, 2003: The Administrative Order by Consent (AOC) and Statement of Work (SOW) negotiated with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region I and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental.

Last updated on September 15, 2014