Beacon, NY – Site Remediation Efforts in Two Phases

Project challenge:

The comprehensive investigation of a former Major Oil Storage Facility (MOSF) and junk yard on the Hudson River. The Site is bordered by the Hudson River, the Metro North Railroad station, remaining portions of the Long Dock Park and includes lands submerged in the Hudson River.


Client:

Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc.

Solution:

WCD Group, formerly Ecosystems Strategies, Inc., was retained by Scenic Hudson Land Trust, a volunteer under the NYSDEC Brownfields Cleanup Program (BCP), subsequent to the comprehensive investigation of a former Major Oil Storage Facility and junk yard on the Hudson River.

The Phase I Remediation Area primarily included the removal of contaminant source areas (PCBs and lead in the former junkyard) and installation of cover material at the eastern portion of the Site and gravel cover at the western/central area. The Phase I Remediation was conducted and completed from 2010 to 2011 and was documented in a Construction Completion Report (CCR).

Phase II Remediation included removal of contaminant source areas, installation of a cover layer in all remaining un-remediated portions of the Site, in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) treatment of soils and light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) monitoring of groundwater within the former MOSF area.  Phase II remediation activities were documented in the Final Engineering Report (FER).

WCD prepared the Site Investigation Report (SIR) as well as the Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP), Remedial Design Document (RDD), ISCO Treatment Report, FER and Site Management Plan (SMP) per the requirements of the NYSDEC BCP. The Site is zoned as restricted residential (Phase I portion) and passive recreation (Phase II portion), and is currently utilized as a center for offering arts and environmental education programs and park areas for use by the general public.  Proposed park development includes access to the Hudson River, walkways/trails, public pavilion/picnic areas and meadow/wetland areas to be maintained as open space.