This week our crews continued the high probability excavation efforts in what once was the back patio area. Working carefully inside the engineering control structure, they continued with breaking up the thick concrete pad and footer, and placing the concrete rubble into drums (see photo). No munition debris or glassware was recovered this week, and there were no detections of chemical agents or industrial compounds in the air monitors.
This effort continues to remain on schedule in spite of the increased heat and humidity over the past couple of weeks. Our high probability dig teams working inside the containment structure have been impacted by these conditions, causing them to take breaks every 15 minutes. Last summer we experienced a similar challenge, and the teams started work earlier in the morning to take advantage of the cooler temperatures. Safety continues to be our number one priority, and we want to stay on schedule as we safely complete our work at Glenbrook Road.
We have consulted with residents on Glenbrook Road nearest to our project site, addressed concerns about potential noise in the morning, and received acknowledgement that their participation in the shelter-in-place program will start at 6:30 a.m. and last thru 2 p.m. These summer hours could potentially impact anyone walking or driving by during an unlikely emergency 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. We appreciate the community's continued support.
In order to stay on track, we will start work in the tent at 6:30 a.m. and finish by 2 p.m., Monday - Friday starting after the Memorial Day holiday next week, on Tuesday, May 26. We will not have roll off trucks on the road in the early morning hours.
It is worth repeating: Safety continues to be our number one priority at the site.
Click here to read the May 15 update.