The project manager of the Raymark consolidation clean-up site has provided an update on where the project currently stands.
According to James DiLorenzo, superfund project manager for the site:
"This remedy requires the construction of a highway-style barrier and haul road prior to the movement of Raymark Waste from Ferry Creek and various properties around Stratford through the former Contract Plating property to the former ballfield located on Frog Pond Lane. The waste will be consolidated with an existing 100,000 cubic yards of Raymark Waste already buried at the ball field and covered with a permanent cap to prevent direct exposure and storm water infiltration.
Physical construction associated with clean-up of the Raymark Site is on hold until the day after Labor Day.
Work completed from July 6th through July 23rd
All 3 Barriers, which stretch about a ½ mile from Longbrook Avenue to Frog Pond Lane, are now complete. Backfilling, grading, landscaping and fence work remains. Zoppo has demobilized from the Site. Tantara remains to work on the haul road and oversee the landscaper.
Tantara completed bringing clean fill material to the former Contract Plating property for construction of the haul road. At this point the entire road alignment, with the exception of entrance from Longbrook Avenue is complete. The entrance will be completed once United Illuminary (UI) completes the relocation of 2 telephone poles on Longbrook Avenue.
Sevenson Environmental, Inc. has mobilized office trailers and some equipment to the former ball field area off Frog Pond Lane. Sevenson will be conducting the primary portions of the cleanup including the excavation and hauling of Raymark Waste and the construction of the cap at the former ball field.
Both Tantara and the landscaper, Damasceno’s Landscaping, have suspended construction-related activities until Labor Day. The haul road, and the grading and planting of vegetation along Barrier no. 3 are anticipated to be completed in September.