This week, the results came in from last week's sampling of a section of the side basement wall, and they showed no contamination. So our crews returned to demolishing the side basement wall and finished the demolition work this week. They placed the rubble from the demolition of these remaining sections of the basement wall, into roll offs, to prepare to move the rubble off-site. Photos showing the basement wall demolition work are linked below. Throughout the week the crews also continued filling dozens of drums with staged soil. There were no detections of chemical agents or industrial compounds found in the soil or rubble or in the air monitors, and no munition debris was recovered this week.
Next week, the crews will begin the effort of demolishing a nine foot wide section of the back basement floor. This is the only section of the basement floor that will be conducted under Tent 2. The remainder of the floor removal will be conducted under Tent 3.
As we mentioned last week, we will likely finish our efforts under Tent 2 about a month ahead of the current schedule. We anticipate completing the high probability operations under Tent 2 in November 2015. Tent relocation efforts are expected to take about 3 months from December to February. The Shelter-in-Place program will be paused during the tent relocation efforts, just as it was during the previous tent move last fall. This will minimize any impacts from our project to your holiday events. We expect to resume high probability operations in February 2016. A more detailed schedule will be developed and shared with you next month, and presented to the RAB at their September 15th meeting.
Our crews continue to maximize their efforts by working under our summer operations schedule. We expect to continue with the summer operating hours until sometime in September.
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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Photo 1: Drums being filled with staged soil
Photo 2: Demolition of last standing basement wall