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Event Name: Monthly Engineering Forum Virtual Training
Topic: LCP Chemical Inc., Superfund Site A Winters Tale: Completing a Remedial Action in 8 Months
Hosted By: U.S. EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Event Description:

The Engineering Forum (EF), established in the late 1980s, is a group of engineers and scientists that supports the Superfund and RCRA programs in each of the ten EPA Regional Offices. As one of the EPA Technical Support Project’s (TSP) three technical forums, the EF is a medium for exchanging technical information regarding innovative site cleanup and characterization technologies. Monthly technical talks focus on site-specific engineering problems encountered, alternatives and solutions, and lessons learned. After each presentation, information regarding upcoming events and training are discussed and time for an Open Mic discussion is provided. If you are a Superfund, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Brownfields, state or federal environmental professional who is interested in solving technical issues, register for any technical talks listed below that interest you and join the discussion!

Presentations are specifically designed for EPA staff including RPMs, OSCs, Corrective Action Managers, Superfund and Technology Liaisons, Chemists, Biologists, Physical Scientists, and Engineers from within EPA regions, program offices, laboratory system, and headquarters personnel as well as environmental professionals from state agencies, tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Dept. of Energy, and other federal agencies of all experience levels. THIS TRAINING IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONTRACTORS, CONSULTANTS OR OTHER PRIVATE ENTITIES.

We will try to meet any special accommodations necessary for our participants as possible if given a minimum of two weeks notice. You will be prompted to indicate if you need any special accommodations upon registering for these events.

*This training is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend. One CLP will be issued for each session attended when you register and log on with the registration link provided to enable your attendance to be confirmed.*

Additional Information:

R2 RPM Michael Pantliano will present LCP Chemical Inc., Superfund Site A Winters Tale: Completing a Remedial Action in 8 Months. The 26-acre LCP Chemicals, Inc. Superfund siteis in an industrial area on the Tremley Point peninsula next to the Arthur Kill in Linden, New Jersey. Originally a coastal marshland, the land was filled in and developed for industrial use. LCP Chemicals purchased the chlorine production facility in 1972 and operated it from 1972 through 1985. Sampling of soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater revealed elevated levels of mercury and other contaminants, and the site was placed on the National Priorities List in 1998. The Record of Decision (ROD) requires capping the site's contaminated soil to prevent direct contact and reduce mercury vapor release. The membrane will also prevent contamination from entering the underlying groundwater. If practicable, the ROD also requires the conversion of the site's visible mercury to mercuric sulfide. If not practicable, the ROD has a contingency remedy that calls for containing the visible mercury under the site's cap. Demolition occurred during the winter to limit the mercury released as vapor from building materials. Debris was separated and, if suitable, recycled. The debris that could not be recycled was processed to reduce its size and then placed under the cap with other contaminated materials. EPA dealt with several unexpected situations, including the detection of mercury vapors that were desorbing from building materials during demolition, finding asbestos during remedial action, the discovery of 1,000 gallons of brine sludge with a unique chemical profile, and the contractors accidentally hitting a gas line during demolition activities. Despite these issues, the project was completed on time and within budget.   

Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: September 6, 2023 at 12:30 PM
Event Ends: September 6, 2023 at 2:00 PM
For questions about this event, please contact: Deborah Cox
This event will be held at: Internet Based
Live Online Class, Internet Based

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