Text Box:  PIKA International, Inc. is executing another removal action at the Tilcon quarry for the US Army.  This most recent removal action focuses on soil that had been stockpiled in windrows  at the quarry. Workers are sifting through those windrows of soil until they reach the native soil

POINTS OF INTEREST:   

· The last PAERAB meeting was held on Thursday, October 26, 2009 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rockaway, NJ.  Minutes of the meeting were distributed to the membership for comment.

 

· The next PAERAB meeting will be held on Thursday, April 15th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rockaway, NJ from 6:30 to 8:30PM. It will be preceded at 6PM by a Public Hearing of the Proposed Plan for PICA 13/Site 78 at the same location. Members of the public are invited to attend and the location is wheelchair accessible.

 

· The last technical team meeting was held on December 8, 2009 with representatives of Picatinny, USEPA, the NJDEP, US Army Corps of Engineers, and USAEC.

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

winter 2010

Volume 9, issue    1

Text Box: Environmental Happenings
At Picatinny Arsenal
Text Box:  IN THE FIELD…..
Text Box: Recent field activities for September 2009 through January 2010 included the following:
Former DRMO Yard:  Soil sampling, backfilling, scanning excavated soil, soil sampling, brush cutting and chipping; preparation for demolition; soil loadout for offsite disposal (September).  Receipt and spreading of top soil (September and October).  Seeding Text Box: and mulching, equipment decontamination, general cleaning, and fence installation (October).
Area D, E – Near Building 92 and Golf Course:  Abandonment of monitoring wells (September).

NEWEST  REMOVAL  ACTION  AT   TILCON  QUARRY

Text Box: Editorial Reviewers
David Forti, Michael Glaab

Technical Advisors
Ted Gabel, William Roach,   Gregory Zalaskus
Text Box: beneath. It is likely that more MEC detections will occur when native soil is reached. MEC and munitions debris are present at the quarry due to the 1926 explosion at Picatinny Arsenal that  distributed exploded and unexploded ordnance throughout the immediate area of the Arsenal.

Five-inch high explosive (HE) common projectile uncovered on February 11, 2010.

Image of 5" High explosive projectile discovered on 2/11/2010 Text Box:  Inside this issue:
PAERAB Home Next Page

Area D

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Tilcon Quarry

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USEPA Approval

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Tilcon Photos

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Fish

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Training

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PICA 001 / Site 192

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NJDEP Standards

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600 Area

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Site 78

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TAPP Contract

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Sen. Lautenberg

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Open Burning

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Neighbors

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HOT OFF THE PRESS

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