The high probability excavation efforts under the engineering control structure progressed in the back yard retaining wall area. The focus this week continued with crews carefully demolishing sections of the retaining wall, then excavating and examining the soil and rubble. As we excavate, we are installing lagging to support the soil walls near the shared property line. Then, the soil and rubble is loaded into roll offs, covered and moved off-site. No AUES-related glassware was recovered this week. There were no detections of chemical agents or industrial compounds in the air monitors.
Last Saturday, the fence contractor replaced the screening panels along Glenbrook Road. One 3-panel section of grey screening near the street, along the shared property line with 4801 Glenbrook, was constructed with the seams on the wrong side. This small section will be replaced in a few weeks, at no cost to the government. Also on Saturday, Carrie Johnston met briefly with a few of the neighbors and we want to thank them for their feedback on our efforts.
Next week, crews will continue high probability operations in the back yard retaining wall area.
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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