Community Health & Safety

Community health and safety will be an important focus during the execution of the Grasse River remediation project. In preparation for the 2017 staging area and secure landfill work, Arconic is finalizing a Community Health and Safety Plan with EPA that will describe the measures to be implemented to protect the surrounding community. The Community Health and Safety Plan will be posted here later this spring. Work that started in April is for contractor mobilization and preparatory purposes.  The Community Health and Safety Plan is specific to construction activities that may impact the community beginning in the June/July timeframe and includes a traffic plan and an environmental monitoring plan.

Traffic Plan

The staging area work will result in an increased level of truck traffic at and near the staging area, and everyone should exercise caution when driving near the Route 131 and County Route 42 area – see the map below. Arconic is working with the contractor and local authorities to limit the impact of construction to residents. All 2017 work, except for environmental monitoring activities, will be done from the land. It is not expected that this work will impact recreational boating.

Truck Traffic Routes

Site Map


Environmental Monitoring Plan

Environmental monitoring will include water and air monitoring during construction. Water monitoring will be performed during in-river work being completed along the shoreline as part of the staging area construction activities. Air monitoring will be performed during handling of PCB-containing materials at the Secure Landfill and during in-river work along the shoreline as part of the staging area construction activities. In-river work associated with the staging area will be performed later this summer. The Secure Landfill work and associated air monitoring are targeted to start in May. Click here to see the results from these environmental monitoring efforts.