This week crews continued to excavate and sample soil and competent saprolite (weathered rock). All materials were properly segregated and placed in containers for disposal. We did not see any detections of chemicals on the air monitors this week.
Next week crews will complete the current high probability work under the first tent location and plan to start preparations for the tent move activities.
Due to the continued summer heat, we plan to continue working from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., with no noise being made by our activities until 7 a.m. From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., the site teams will be preparing for the day's work, without generating any noise at the site. We plan to continue this modified schedule until the end of September. This will allow us to continue to meet our schedule deadlines for the relocation of the tent.
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.
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.
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