September 2021 Quarterly Update
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Residential Properties Remediation
Remediation and restoration activities are complete on 47 residential properties located in Gibbsboro and Voorhees. Two remaining properties located along Kirkwood Lake in Voorhees will be remediated and restored when arrangements can be made with the property owners. Two additional residential properties, located in Gibbsboro, also require remediation. Sherwin-Williams is working with EPA to determine the most appropriate timing for work on these two properties.
Route 561 Dump Site
Remediation and restoration activities are substantially complete on all properties associated with the Route 561 Dump Site unit. Sherwin-Williams is currently working on administrative documents and filings to close-out this project unit.
The United States Avenue Burn Site
Sherwin-Williams has completed the pre-design investigation for the Burn Site and associated properties, and is preparing the remedial design documents. The 90% remedial design (RD) is due to EPA on October 8, 2021. Following EPA approval of the RD, remediation of the Burn Site unit is expected to begin in late spring or early summer 2022.
Former Manufacturing Plant (FMP) Soils
The Sherwin-Williams team has submitted an extensive draft pre-design investigation (PDI) work plan to EPA and received comments on portions of the plan. Once the work plan is thoroughly reviewed and approved, Sherwin-Williams will initiate PDI field activities. The EPA-approved remedy for the FMP Soils unit includes three distinct work areas requiring different remedial approaches. The pre-design and remedial design phases are expected to extend over multiple years.
In order to facilitate remediation work at and adjacent to the FMP, Sherwin-Williams will extend a segment of the sanitary sewer line to certain residential properties located on United States Avenue in Gibbsboro. Design of the sewer line extension is underway.
On April 1, 2021, EPA released a Proposed Remedial Action Plan for the Waterbodies Unit. The proposed plan was based upon a comprehensive Feasibility Study, prepared by Sherwin-Williams, which evaluated the remediation alternatives for Hilliards Creek and its floodplain, as well as Silver Lake, Bridgewood Lake and Kirkwood Lake located in Gibbsboro and Voorhees, New Jersey. EPA is expected to issue a Response to Comments and Record of Decision for the Waterbodies Unit before the end of September 2021.
Sherwin-Williams continues to work cooperatively with Camden County in evaluating options for accelerating the dredging of Kirkwood Lake.
Former Manufacturing Plant Groundwater
Sherwin-Williams is working with EPA to finalize the Remedial Investigation of the Groundwater unit. Once the Remedial Investigation is complete and approved, Sherwin-Williams will proceed with the Feasibility Study to evaluate alternatives for addressing groundwater contamination at the FMP.