The crews, having finished the patio area, are removing the soil along the footer of the back basement wall, and breaking up the hazardous staged rubble so that it can be containerized, loaded and safely transported off-site. They need to break the rubble into 6x6x6-inch pieces before placing them into drums. No munition debris was recovered this week, and there were no detections of chemical agents or industrial compounds in the air monitors.
We are staying on schedule in spite of the heat and humidity, as we strategically maximize our operations with the most physically taxing efforts underway in the coolest hours of our summer operations schedule. On the hotter days this week, when temperatures reached past 90 degrees, the crews performed lighter duties in the afternoon, including staging for the next day's work.
Over the next couple of weeks our crews will be completing the demolition of the back basement wall and the concrete surrounding the crawlspace.
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.