Text Box: The Time Critical Removal Action (TCRA) at the Tilcon quarry is underway.  The TCRA is being implemented by Malcolm Pirnie Inc. as part of the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) at Picatinny Arsenal.  A portion of the Tilcon quarry is considered to be part of the 1926 Explosion Site which covers a vast area on Picatinny Arsenal and on the adjoining property.  The Army embarked

Text Box: on the TCRA in response to the detection of military explosives constituents (MEC) at Tilcon last fall.  The TCRA will involve a visual and geophysical survey of portions of the quarry.  As a preliminary phase of the work a “geophysical proveout” was completed to identify buried MEC targets.  Photos below and on pages 4, 5, and 6 show the investigation underway.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

· The next RAB meeting will be held on March 8th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rockaway, New Jersey from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Members of the public are invited to attend. 

· A public meeting will be held prior to the RAB meeting at 6 pm in the same location at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Members of the public are invited.  Comments on the Proposed Plan can be provided at the meeting or in writing up until April 8, 2007.

· The next technical project meeting will be held on March 7th.  Hosted by  ARCADIS, the PBC contractor, the meeting will focus on technical and regulatory issues.

 

Training

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Child care ctr

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Pondview water

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Lead hazard

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New site

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In the field

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TCRA photos

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IRON ARRIVES

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MOLASSES

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GUNCOTTON LINE

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

Winter 2007

Volume 5, issue 1

Text Box: Environmental Happenings
At Picatinny Arsenal
Text Box: IN THE FIELD…..
Text Box: Recent field activities for December 2006 and January and February 2007 included the following:
600 Area:  Synoptic water level measurement and collection of groundwater samples from several wells near the AWDF bldg.  

Text Box: Collection of sediment samples.  Drilling and installation of Well 13MW-10. (December)  Completion of borehole geophysical survey on two recently installed boreholes.  Packer testing and collection of  groundwater samples from 13MW-10 and 13MW-11.

continued on page 4

TIME CRITICAL REMOVAL ACTION AT TILCON

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

Area D:  Completion of

 

Personnel completing a surface sweep in an area recently detonated by Tilcon.

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