This week crews continued performing high probability excavation work under the Engineering Control Structure. During the work, crews discovered one small piece of American University Experiment Station-related glass.
Additionally, crews continued removing the thick concrete pad encountered two weeks ago. The team made room for a roll-off to be placed under the structure so that the concrete debris can be place directly into the roll-off. Crews are inspecting the slab as it is being broken into disposable pieces, to ensure it is not associated with any contamination. No contamination on the concrete has been detected to date.
There were no detections of chemical agents or industrial compounds in the air monitors.
We are working with the city on a permit to install the new fence on the Glenbrook Road side of the project. We anticipate receiving the permit after the holidays and hope to install the fence by the end of January.
The site shut down yesterday for the holidays. Work at the site will resume on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. During the holiday shutdown, the site will be secured and monitored by our guard service.
To reach a Spring Valley Army Corps representative in the event of an after-hours emergency, please call the project's 24-hour hotline: 1-888-393-0059. During business hours, please continue to call the Spring Valley Community Outreach Team at 410-962-0157.
Safety continues to be our number one priority at the site. Throughout every phase of the project, all necessary precautions are taken to ensure the safety of the site workers, the residents of the community, and those driving by.
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