NTCRA Progress

August 2016: Building Demolition Complete

 

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Aerial photo looking west of completed demolition and liner placement, 12AUG2016

 

Building Demolition Activities June – July 2016

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NMI Aerial 7JUL16 looking southwest.

UST Removal

Removal of underground storage tank (UST).

UST Tank Removal

UST removal.

Building E Mezzanine Demolition

Demolition of Building E mezzanine.

BUilding E Cleaned

Building E after demolition and clean out.

Building E Final

Site of former Building E, demolition and clean out complete.

Building E Loading

Loading of Building E debris.

Building E MEzzanine Removal

Removal of Building E mezzanine.

Building E Mez demo

Building E Mezzanine demolition.

Building E Removed

Building E removed.

Building Demolition Continues April – June

Overview of C and D

Overview of C and D

Loading of Final C Debris

Loading of final Building C debris

Building B Demo

Demolition of Building B

Building C Demo (1 of 1)-2

Building C Demo

Building C Demo (1 of 1)

Building C Demo

Building C Demo (1 of 3)

Building C Demo

Building C Demo (1 of 4)

Building C Demo

Building C Demo (2 of 3)

Building C Demo

Building C Demo (3 of 3)

Building C Demo

Building C Demo (3 of 4)

Building C Demo

Building D Demoltion (1 of 1)-2

Building D Demolition

Building D Demoltion (1 of 1)

Building D Demolition

Winter Shutdown December 2015-March 2016

In December 2015, 8 containers holding 272,560 pounds of debris and higher activity wastes were shipped to Energy Solutions in Utah. The remaining liquid wastes on-site were also shipped out to Energy Solutions in December, totaling 27,880 pounds of corrosives (acids / bases), lab chemicals, and oils/oily wastes. These two shipments completed the removal of materials from the building interior.

Over the winter, site activities have focused on the final cleaning of the interior of structures. This process included HEPA vacuuming of interior surfaces and applying a spray coating to cause any residual dust to adhere to the surfaces. Buildings A, B, C, E, and B4 have been completed and are ready for demolition. Building D is nearly complete with the exception of the north end, which has been left for storage and loading of debris generated during the cleaning process.

Butler Building B4, locked down and sealed, January 2016.

Butler Building B4, locked down and sealed, January 2016.

Building E, locked down and sealed, January 2016.

Building E, locked down and sealed, January 2016.

Building B, lock down and sealed, January 2016.

Building B, lock down and sealed, January 2016.

Building A, locked down and sealed, January 2016.

Building A, locked down and sealed, January 2016.

1400 ton press, February 2016.

1400 ton press, February 2016.

Building E, February 2016.

Building E, February 2016.

Building C, February 2016.

Building C, February 2016.

Machine Shop, February 2016.

Machine Shop, February 2016.

Former Pickling Area, February 2016.

Former Pickling Area, February 2016.

October / November 2015: Building demolition

In accordance with the Phase 3 Construction Submittal, approved by EPA 20OCT15, building demolition has been divided into two stages, with Stage 1 occurring fall 2015 prior to a winter shutdown, and Stage 2 to follow in the spring of 2016. Stage 1 building demolition consisted of the out buildings: Tank House, Hydrogen Peroxide Tank House, Acetone Distillation Shed and Butler Buildings B1, B2, and B3. Stage 2 includes demolition of the main site structures. Stage 1 Demolition is now complete.

Tankhouse before demolition, November 2015.

Tankhouse before demolition, November 2015.

Tankhouse demolition, November 2015

Tankhouse demolition, November/December 2015

Tankhouse area after demolition, November 2015.

Tankhouse area after demolition, November 2015.

Butler buildings B1 and B2 before demolition, November 2015.

Butler buildings B1 and B2 before demolition, November 2015.

Butler building B3 demolition.

Butler building B3 demolition.

Butler building B3 demolition, November/December 2015

Butler building B3 demolition, November 2015

Butler building B3 demolition.

Butler building B3 demolition.

Butler building area after demolition, 20NOV15

Butler building area after demolition, 20NOV15

August 2015: Building clean out nearly complete in preparation for Phase 3 approval. First Floor A- Former OfficesSecond Floor A- Former LabsSecond Floor A- Former Offices

June 2015: Rooftop systems removal and 1,400-ton Press removal

Rooftop removal progress 16 JUN 2015

Rooftop removal progress 16 JUN 2015

Building C Rooftop Removal, 16 JUN 2015

Building C Rooftop Removal, 16 JUN 2015

Site overview looking North, 16 JUN 2015

Site overview looking North, 16 JUN 2015

1400-ton press removal, 16 JUN 2015

1400-ton press removal, 16 JUN 2015

1400-ton press removal, 16 JUN 2015

1400-ton press removal, 16 JUN 2015

1400-ton press removal, 16 JUN 2015

1400-ton press removal, 16 JUN 2015

April 2015: Interior building demolition near completion.

As shown in photos below, demolition of non-structural walls and asbestos removal essentially complete. Rooftop equipment removal scheduled to start in late April/May and building demolition scheduled for this summer. Shipping campaign moved from April to early May based on container availability and schedule impacts due to winter snowfall.

Building A- Second Floor Labs

Building A- Second Floor Labs

Building E after non-structural wall removal

Building E after non-structural wall removal

Building E- Mechanical Mezzanine

Building E- Mechanical Mezzanine

Building A- First floor Offices

Building A- First floor Offices

Building A- Second Floor Offices

Building A- Second Floor Offices

Building B- Second floor

Building B- Second floor

Building C- Mezzanine

Building C- Mezzanine

Building C

Building C

Building D Loading Areas

Building D Loading Areas

Building D- Former Pickling Area

Building D- Former Pickling Area

Building D- Overview with former offices

Building D- Overview with former offices

Building D- Overview

Building D- Overview

Building E - Beneath Mechanical Mezzanine

Building E – Beneath Mechanical Mezzanine

Building E-22

Building E-22

Building E- Overview

Building E- Overview

Building E1

Building E1

Building E-21

Building E-21

Building E- Overview

Building E- Overview

Building E

Building E

February 2015 holds record snowfall for Boston area. Snow slows progress at site. IMG_0686 IMG_0681 IMG_0680

January 2015 Asbestos Abatement Update: Building A complete, began abatement in Building B.

Bldg A Hallway with Asbestos Containing Materials

High Hazard Area/Building D Progress

Bldg Former HF Area

Bldg Former HF Area

Bldg D Looking South

Bldg D Looking South

Bldg D Former Pickling Area

Bldg D Former Pickling Area

 

Aerial photos taken in June to aid in plan for dismantling the rooftop systems. DCIM100MEDIADCIM100MEDIA

Clean-out of Buildings continues. Below: Building D pits and identification of capped pit sump drain in Building D in April 2014.

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Building C Pre and Post Building Clean-out

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Utility Removal in Building C: looking south, windows on east side of building.

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Tank House before and after cleanup, completed January 2014.Tank House pre demo-1

Tank House post demo-1

South end of Building C before and after cleanup.South end Building C before

South end of Building C after

Shop area on northern end of Building E (E-1116), before and after cleanup.HPIM0466OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In Building C, looking at 1600-ton press area, before and after cleanup.

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Last updated on October 11, 2016