Update - Week of January 2, 2017

Site Work

National Grid’s contractor is continuing work on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)-approved Interim Remedial Measure (IRM) Premobilization Investigation.  The work planned for January 3 through 6, 2017 is to continue test pit investigations in the area of the former northwest gas holder (planned “Excavation Area 1”) and other areas on the Site (planned “Excavation Areas 2 and 3”).  Additional work will include beginning the soil boring program with utility pre-clearance activities.  These test pits will locate subsurface features such as former foundations, obstructions, etc. that may impact the upcoming Excavation IRM.

During the work, you may see an excavator behind fencing at the site.  Some noise and odor may be experienced.  There will be air quality monitors on the site, and the excavation will be covered if dust or odor is observed above limits established in the NYSDEC-approved and NYSDOH-approved Community Air Monitoring Program.  This work will not be conducted under a temporary air-handling structure (i.e., a “tent”) because it is limited investigation work.  The Excavation IRM will be announced at a later date, and will be completed under a temporary air-handling structure.

In the following weeks, additional test pit investigations will be completed if necessary and soil borings will be completed.

Update on Remediation Plans

National Grid, under the oversight of the NYSDEC, is proposing a cleanup for the former Dangman Park MGP site (“site”) located at 486 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY.  The remediation proposed is comprised of two Interim Remedial Measures (IRMs) – one Injection IRM and one Excavation IRM.  The NYSDEC-approved Injection IRM will be completed at the Site in early 2017.  National Grid continues to complete the design for the Excavation IRM, and will submit additional documents to NYSDEC for approval.

Contact Information

National Grid will provide updates as the IRM Premobilization Investigation and design of the Excavation IRM proceeds.  For more information, please leave a message on our hotline at (718) 403-3014 or email us at info@dangmanparkmgpsite.com

Website Update Information

National Grid will provide an activity update for neighbors of the former Dangman Park MGP site with developments related to the investigation and remediation of the Site. During the remedial construction phase, National Grid provides a weekly update on activities related to the remediation of the Site. The updates describe the work being done on and near the Site, and provide an outlook and schedule for upcoming work, including information about work that may impact normal community activities. All updates are archived under the Key Documents tab of this website.