Text Box: Picatinny Arsenal has submitted a work plan for the reuse of soil generated from the sumps investigation and the lead removal action.  Picatinny Arsenal has asked that the soil be permitted to be reused as fill beneath a new building slab within the Group 3 area.
The NJDEP allows for the reuse of contaminated soils in certain cases and has specific requirements for the use of the soils as follows:
1.The contaminated soil intended for reuse shall be fully characterized and delineated pursuant to the site investigation, N.J.A.C. 7:26E-3 and remedial investigation, N.J.A.C. 7:26E-4, or, if the soil has not been fully characterized and delineated, the soil shall be sampled in accordance with all applicable requirements at N.J.A.C. 7:26E-1, 2, 3.4, and 3.6 at the following frequencies:
 i.  Field screening methods, if available pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:26E2.1(b), shall be used to determine sample locations.  Each 20 cubic yards of soil shall be screened with borings or test pits Text Box: througout the depth of the soil pile, at two foot intervals.  Two samples shall be collected for laboratory analysis for the first 100 cubic yards of excavated material and one sample for each additional 100 cubic yards: and 
 ii.  If contamination is not detectable by field screening methods, samples shall be collected for laboratory analysis from mid depth in the pile at a frequency of one sample per 20 cubic yards for the first 100 cubic yards of soil and one sample for each additional 100 cubic yards… 
Field screening methods cannot be applied in this situation.  There is a concern by the NJDEP about adequate characterization of the soil and about protectiveness of groundwater.  The soil would be placed under a building slab but you would not want the soil to leach contaminants to groundwater or to contaminate pristine soil.  The most likely alternative to on-site reuse is offsite disposal which can be costly.  The NJDEP is currently evaluating the proposal for reuse.
Text Box: Soil Reuse at the Base
Picatinny Arsenal lost $1.5 million in funding for environmental projects.  A possible reason for the loss of funds may be that anticipated RODs were not signed.
A technical meeting was attended by representatives of the USEPA, NJDEP, PAERAB and Picatinny Arsenal on June 24th. 
The most recent PAERAB meeting was held on July 15th.  Copies of the meeting minutes were distributed to RAB members shortly after the meeting.  
The RAB is now soliciting contributions to future newsletter issues.  In addition, input on suggested future topics is welcomed.  Dave Forti, Michael Glaab, Courtenay Huff, and Walter Krich are members of the newsletter editorial committee.

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Text Box: The Picatinny Arsenal Environmental Restoration Advisory Board’s TAPP Contractor presents
Text Box: July 2004
Text Box: Volume 1, issue 2
Text Box: Environmental Happenings
At Picatinny Arsenal
Text Box: IN THE FIELD…..
Text Box: Recent field activities for May and June 2004 include the following:
AWDF Groundwater Investigation:  Packer testing of the potable well.
Site 20/24:  Seed and fertilize cap.
Text Box: Lead Removal Action:  Soil excavation and sampling in various areas.
Mid-Valley Groundwater Investigation:  Installation of new monitoring wells and sampling.
600 Bldg. Area RI:  Installation of Gore-sorbers for soil gas survey.
Text Box: Areas B and D Groundwater Pilot Studies:  Collect water samples for MNA parameters.
Bldg. 31/33:  Finish excavation.  Groundwater sampling.
Phase III 1A RI:  Soil sampling in Area p and Area L.
Site 2 Groundwater Pilot Study:  Install wells.
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