Text Box: The Army has embarked on an unexploded ordnance (UXO) investigation project at selected areas within the Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) area that may involve some UXO removal.  This effort is similar to the Time Critical Removal Action (TCRA) performed at the Mt. Hope Quarry last year.  The program was kicked off with two public meetings in January 2008 where program officials offered briefings to the affected residents.  Residents within certain areas were required to evacuate their homes on a daily basis for the course of the work day. 
 
Text Box: The three main areas that are the focus of the removal action are as follows:  Farley Avenue – 14 acres; Fishers Pond House – 0.12 acres; and Navy Hill – 40 acres.  The project involves subsurface mapping of the soil and investigation for the presence of ordnance. Mr. Al Larkins, the UXO Project Manager for the Joint Venture PIKA/Malcolm Pirnie team conducting the investigation, stated that metal in the ground is identified with geophysical instruments.The data is then processed to determine the locations of buried metal. Where metal is detected in the ground,

POINTS OF INTEREST:

· The next RAB meeting is currently scheduled for May 29, 2008 at  the Hilton Garden Inn in Rockaway, New Jersey from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.    

· The RAB voted to confirm  two newly designated members to serve as community representatives to the board at the last meeting on January 24, 2008.  Ms. Virginia Michelin is now Morris County’s official  representative.  Mr. Pat Matarazzo, a resident of Rockaway, is a community at large representative.

· April 17, 2008 public hearing conducted by Arcadis at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rockaway of its proposed final plan for Pica 102 (sites 61 and 104). More information to be provided in upcoming issues.  

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Text Box: The Picatinny Arsenal Environmental Restoration Advisory Board’s 
TAPP Contractor presents

Spring 2008

Volume 6, issue 1

Text Box: Environmental Happenings
At Picatinny Arsenal
Text Box: IN THE FIELD…..
Text Box: Recent field activities for December 2007; and January, February, and March of 2008 included the following:
Mid-Valley (PICA 204):  ARCADIS performed 


Text Box: groundwater sampling. (February)

Former DRMO Yard (PICA 072):  Installation of two monitoring wells with REMTC (the firm completing MEC support) staff present

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UXO REMOVAL EFFORT UNDERWAY IN RCI AREA

Text Box: Editorial Reviewers
David Forti, Michael Glaab, Courtenay Huff
Technical Advisors
Ted Gabel, William Roach,   Gregory Zalaskus

for MEC support. (March)

Image of 5 inch projectile discovered in the Navy Hill Area of Picatinny Arsenal

A 5-inch projectile found in the Navy Hill Area.

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UXO technicians will dig to determine if the metal item is ordnance.  If ordnance is uncovered, it is then either destroyed in place or removed and transported to a safe location by Picatinny Explosive Ordnance Disposal ( EOD) personnel. Program officials set up a website at http://www.pica.army.mil/UXO/ which is updated on a daily basis with a schedule of work completed since project startup and a detailed breakdown ofdaily activities. The projected schedule for completion of the effort is March 31, 2008.

 

 

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